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Dick's Sporting Goods
(860) 666-3877
Ames Plaza
Newington, CT
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(203) 686-0462
470 Lewis Avenue
Meriden, CT
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(860) 693-1619
The Shoppes at Farmington Valley
Canton, CT
 
Modell's Sporting Goods
(860) 667-1462
3067 Berlin Turnpike
Newington, CT
Hours
10:00AM - 9:00PM MONDAY - FRIDAY
9:00AM - 9:00PM SATURDAY
10:00AM - 6:00PM SUNDAY

Newington Used Auto Parts
(860) 666-6122
175 Kelsey Street
Newington, CT
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(860) 747-2102
Connecticut Commons
Plainville, CT
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(860) 648-4044
179 Pavilion Dr.
Manchester, CT
 
Middlesex Truck & Van Equipment
(860) 665-7669
44 Pane Road
Newington, CT
 
John Michael Associates Inc
(860) 666-1414
94 Holmes Road
Newington, CT
 
Tennis Center Newington-Wethersfield
(860) 667-2261
60 Prospect Street
Newington, CT
 

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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