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Kapaa Ice CO
(808) 822-1982
4561 Mamane Street
Kapaa, HI
 
Shooters Paradise
(808) 246-4867
3156 Oihana Street
Lihue, HI
 
Captian Don`s Wind Venture
(808) 245-8550
Kalapaki Bay at the Marriott Hotel
Lihue, HI
 
Lihue Fishing Supply
(808) 245-4930
2985 Kalena Street
Lihue, HI
 
Napali Kayak
(808) 826-6900
5-5075 kuhio hwy
Hanalei, HI
 
Bicycles Kauai
(808) 821-2115
1379 Kuhio Highway
Kapaa, HI
 
Kilohana - Management Office
(808)245-5608-(808)245-7818
3-2087 Kaumualii Highway
Lihue, HI
 
YWCA of Kauai
(808) 245-5959
3094 Elua Street
Lihue, HI
 
Hunting Shop of Kauai
(808)245-3006 , (808)245-1890
4100 Rice Street
Lihue, HI
 
Bike Doktor The
(808) 826-7799
5-5052 Kuhio Hwy
Hanalei, HI
 

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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