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Academy
(417) 621-6000
1717 Range Line Road
Joplin, MO
 
Joplin Pawn & Purchase Inc
(417) 781-7296
1204 South Main Street
Joplin, CO
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(636) 536-3718
64 Thf Boulevard
Chesterfield, MO
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(573) 447-1001
227 N. Stadium
Columbia, MO
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(816) 407-1111
Liberty Triangle
Liberty, MO
 
Appletree Outfitters
(417) 781-2147
1402 Saginaw Road
Joplin, MO
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(816) 350-0089
17730 East 39th Street
Independence, MO
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(636) 278-5050
Mid Rivers Mall
St. Peters, MO
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(314) 649-1400
Westfield Shoppingtown West County Mall
Des Peres, MO
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(816) 436-3524
Zona Rosa New Urban Retail Center
Kansas City, MO
 

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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