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Loud Thunder Forest Preserve
(309) 795-1040
19408 Loud Thunder Road
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Hidden Lake Campground
(309) 795-1138
11827 120th Avenue West
Taylor Ridge, IL
 
E-Z Livin` Sports Center
(309) 787-2244
231 1st Avenue West
Milan, IL
 
Pinnacle Stanrick Corporation
(309) 787-4100
2916 78th Avenue West
Rock Island, IL
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(319) 743-3066
4601 1st Ave Se
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Hidden Lake
(309) 795-1138
11827 120th Avenue West
Taylor Ridge, IL
 
Mike`s Tent Rental
(309) 787-2823
15926 13th Street
Milan, IL
 
Bike & Hike
(309) 788-2092
3913 14th Avenue
Rock Island, IL
 
Croegaerts Great Outdoors
(309) 788-4868
4002 11th Street
Rock Island, IL
 
Bulldog Soccer Academy
2507 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA
 

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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