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The Hope Soccer Camp
1145 W. Chippewa Dr. Se
Grand Rapids, MI
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(616) 249-0660
3660 Rivertown Parkway
Grandville, MI
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(616) 249-0660
3660 Rivertown Parkway
Grandville, MI
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(616) 977-2301
5118 28th Se
Grand Rapids, MI
 
The Hope Soccer Camp
1145 W. Chippewa Dr. Se
Grand Rapids, MI
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(616) 977-2301
5118 28th Se
Grand Rapids, MI
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(231) 798-8003
The Lakes Mall
Muskegon, MI
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(586) 949-0760
50580 Waterside Drive
Chesterfield Twp, MI
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(586) 254-2653
Northpointe Plaza
Utica, MI
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(989) 793-3346
West Valley Shopping Center
Saginaw, MI
 

Preventing Loose Frame Bolts on Inline Skates

By Peter Doucet
 

Rear frame bolt on inline skate

Rear frame bolt onPeter Doucet's Cado Motus setup.

photo: Peter Doucet
 

Various disasters lurk on the racecourse. Falling. Getting lost. Being out of shape and outclassed by the competition.

Or all three at once.

Here’s another: the loose frame bolt.

The first indication that anything is wrong is the dreaded clicking sound of a loose frame. At that point, the bolt has loosened.

Next, the bolt falls out, allowing the frame to swing wildly from side to side.

At that point anything can happen, none of it good.

For me, loose frame bolts have resulted in falls or DNFs. Less fortunate skaters have suffered broken ankles.

Fortunately, you can usually prevent frame bolts from loosening with a little preventative maintenance.

Here’s how:

Tighten Up

The most important thing you can do to make sure your frame bolts don’t drop out is to keep them nice and tight. This means checking them regularly and re-tighteni...

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