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Silver Moon Kayak Company
(406) 752-3794
1215 N. Somers Road
Kalispell, MT
Whitefish Sea Kayaking
(404) 862-3513
321 Columbia Ave.
Whitefish, MT
Carroll College Boy's Soccer School
1601 N. Benton Ave.
Helena, MT
(406) 543-6966
P.O. Box 7788
Missoula, MT
Bozeman REI Store
(406) 587-1938
2220 Tschache Street
Bozeman, MT
Rocky Mountain Outfitter
(406) 752-2446
135 Main St.
Kalispell, MT
Carroll College Girls Soccer School
1601 N. Benton Ave.
Helena, MT
Silver Moon Kayak Company
(406) 752-3794
1215 N. Somers Road
Kalispell, MT
Sunshine Sports
(406) 252-3724
Billings, MT
Cross Currents
(406) 449-2292
326 N. Jackson
Helena, 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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