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Dick's Sporting Goods
(813) 684-3100
901 Brandon Town Center Mall
Brandon, FL
 
Duncan Systems Inc
(863) 644-6700
5001 Gateway Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 
Traditional Archery Sales
(863) 619-2214
6010 Yates Road
Lakeland, FL
 
Bicycle Company Inc
(863) 701-7435
6030 S Florida Ave
Lakeland, FL
 
Styleworks -RV
(863) 647-9888
4302 Wallace Rd
Highland City, FL
 
Quadra MFG Inc
(863) 619-8617
4411 Holden Road
Lakeland, FL
 
Maurice`s Auto Repair & Body Shop & Towing
(863) 646-4479
3025 Drane Field Road
Lakeland, FL
 
Imperialakes Swimming Inc.
(863) 619-6211
1901 Shepherd Rd
Lakeland, FL
 
A To Z Rental Center
(863) 646-4112
4046 South Florida Avenue
Lakeland, FL
 
Stone`s Outhouse Inc
(863) 665-1651
2062 East Edgewood Drive
Lakeland, FL
 

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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