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Dick's Sporting Goods
(256) 922-9912
West Side Shopping Center
Huntsville, AL
 
Sports Authority
(256) 327-8640
Bridge Street Town Centre, 6890 Governors West
Huntsville, AL
Services
Golf Day Shop, Golf Simulator, Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, 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.

Dick's Sporting Goods
(334) 749-8123
2718 Enterprise Drive
Opelika, AL
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(205) 981-1320
Brook Highland Plaza
Birmingham, AL
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(205) 909-1400
Patton Creek
Hoover, AL
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(256) 881-3212
2718 Carl T Jones
Huntsville, AL
 
Academy
(256) 340-7800
1205 Wimberly Dr.
Decatur, AL
 
Paul Harbin's UAB Girls Soccer
423 Woodland Drive
Birmingham, AL
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(256) 760-4211
Cox Creek Plaza
Florence, AL
 
Troy Elite Soccer Camp
(334) 670-5653
Troy University; Tine Davis Field House
Troy, AL
 

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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