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Keene State
229 Main St.
Keene, NH
 
Summers` Backcountry Outfitters
(603) 357-5107
16 Ashuelot Street
Keene, NH
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(603) 431-8036
The Crossings at Fox Run
Portsmouth, NH
 
Canoe King of New England
(603) 539-4799
P.O. Box 199
West Ossipee, NH
 
Sports Authority
290 S Broadway
Salem, NH
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(603) 357-0861
42 Ash Brook Road
Keene, NH
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(603) 357-0861
42 Ash Brook Road
Keene, NH
 
Keene State
229 Main St.
Keene, NH
 
Kayak Country Paddlesports
(603) 381-8685
Jct. Rt 11&27 Kearsarge Valley Rd
Wilmot Flat, NH
 
Amherst Kayak & Canoe
(603) 882-2600
114 Route 101 A
Amherst, NH
 

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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