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Rocky Mountain Outfitter
(406) 752-2446
135 Main St.
Kalispell, MT
 
Whitefish Sea Kayaking
(404) 862-3513
321 Columbia Ave.
Whitefish, MT
 
Carroll College Girls Soccer School
1601 N. Benton Ave.
Helena, MT
 
Bob Ward & Sons
(800) 800-8053
1600 North Ave
Missoula, MT
 
Sports Authority
(406) 656-3888
Rimrock Village, 100 N. 24th Street West
Billings, MT
Services
Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Ski-Snowboard Rentals & Jr. Season Lease, Ski-Snowboard/Bike Tech Shop, Firearms/Hunting, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Silver Moon Kayak Company
(406) 752-3794
1215 N. Somers Road
Kalispell, MT
 
Carroll College Boy's Soccer School
1601 N. Benton Ave.
Helena, MT
 
Trailhead
(406) 543-6966
P.O. Box 7788
Missoula, MT
 
Sunshine Sports
(406) 252-3724
304 MOORE ST
Billings, MT
 
Missoula REI Store
(406) 829-0432
3275 N Reserve St Ste K-2
Missoula, MT
 

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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