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Premier Truck & RV Inc
(970) 252-3355
1760 North Townsend Avenue
Montrose, CO
 
Bike Zone
(970) 252-0238
12585 6450 Road
Montrose, CO
 
Hangin Tree
(970) 249-9966
17250 South Highway 550
Montrose, CO
 
Eldon`s Shoe & Boot Repair
(970) 249-9872
3045 Aerotech Parkway Unit 7
Montrose, CO
 
Sports Authority
(970) 249-2706
River Landing North, 3451 S. Rio Grande, Unit A
Montrose, CO
Services
Golf Day Shop, Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Ski-Snowboard Rentals & Jr. Season Lease, Firearms/Hunting, Hunting and Fishing Licenses,
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Ross Reels
(970) 249-1212
1 Ponderosa Court
Montrose, CO
 
Golden Key Archery
(970) 249-6700
14090 6100 Road
Montrose, CO
 
Zippy Who DOO Extremes
(970) 252-0869
223 North 1st Street
Montrose, CO
 
Rebel Archery
(970) 240-3870
63866 Ranger Road
Montrose, CO
 
Cascade Bicycles
(970) 249-7375
21 North Cascade Avenue
Montrose, CO
 

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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