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Military Surplus Outlet
(217) 243-6161
1902 South Main Street
Jacksonville, IL
 
Finch Tom Automotive
(217) 245-4778
1163 Finch Road
Jacksonville, IL
 
Firearms & Memories
(217) 245-4867
919 North Main Street
Jacksonville, IL
 
M & W All Steel Buildings & Awnings
(217) 243-7081
1724 South Main Street
Jacksonville, IL
 
Heartland Community College Boy's Summer Soccer Camp
Nord Fields on Rabbit Hill Rd. @ E.1200 North Rd.
Bloomington, IL
 
Village Cyclery
(217) 245-5227
1407 Village Lane
Jacksonville, IL
 
Hopper RV Center
(217) 243-3374
298 Moeller Road
Jacksonville, IL
 
Jacksonville City Of
(217) 479-4600
200 W Douglas
Jacksonville, IL
 
Green Pastures Christian Retreat Center
(217) 584-1374
1936 USHighway 67
Meredosia, IL
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(847) 573-8240
Hawthorn Hills Fashion Square
Vernon Hills, IL
 

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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