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Dick's Sporting Goods
(937) 237-1900
8220 Old Troy Pike
Huber Heights, OH
 
Whitewater Warehouse
(937) 222-7020
107 Valley St
Dayton, OH
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(614) 777-1396
1825 Hilliard-Rome Road
Hilliard, OH
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(330) 965-2279
Southland Crossing
Boardman, OH
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(440) 835-3723
300 Crocker Park Boulevard
Westlake, OH
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(937) 426-2955
Fairfield Commons Mall
Beavercreek, OH
 
The Soccer Institute Soccer Academy
(440) 708-6053
17445 Huntley Road
Windsor, OH
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(740) 654-6215
River Valley Mall
Lancaster, OH
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(440) 324-4100
Market Square
Elyria, OH
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(513) 892-4302
Bridgewater Falls
Hamilton, OH
 

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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