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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
(330) 668-1231
Montrose
Akron, OH
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(216) 706-9400
Legacy Village
Lyndhurst, OH
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(614) 777-1396
1825 Hilliard-Rome Road
Hilliard, OH
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(937) 426-2955
Fairfield Commons Mall
Beavercreek, OH
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(937) 426-2955
Fairfield Commons Mall
Beavercreek, OH
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(740) 522-5555
Indian Mound Mall
Heath, OH
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(614) 985-4729
The Market at Polaris
Columbus, OH
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(513) 793-1033
Sycamore Plaza
Cincinnati, 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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