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Sports & Marine Parafunalia
(603) 279-8077
38 NH Route 25
Meredith, NH
 
Wild Meadow Canoe and Kayak
(603) 253-7536
Rte 25
Center Harbor, NH
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(603) 357-0861
42 Ash Brook Road
Keene, NH
 
Mountain Road Trading Post
(603) 895-3501
68 Mtn Rd. P.O.Box 57
Raymond, NH
 
Seacoast Kayak
(603) 474-1025
210 Ocean Blvd. Route 1A
Seabrook Beach, NH
 
Winnipesaukee Kayak Co., Inc.
(603) 569-9926
17 Bay Street, P.O. Box 2163
Wolfeboro, NH
 
Keene State
229 Main St.
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
 
Outback Kayak Company
(603) 745-2002
104 Main Street
North Woodstock, 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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