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Dick's Sporting Goods
(513) 347-7570
Glen Crossing
Cincinnati, OH
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(513) 752-5525
Eastgate Pavilion
Cincinnati, OH
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(513) 741-0800
10220 Colerain Avenue
Cincinnati, OH
 
Nature Outfitters
(513) 248-9868
118 Main Street
Milford, OH
 
D&D Outfitters
(513) 674-7400
536 W. Sharon Road
Cincinnati, OH
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(859) 283-2702
Turfway Crossings
Florence, KY
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(513) 793-1033
Sycamore Plaza
Cincinnati, OH
 
2nd Swing
(859) 746-2832
7729 Mall Road
Florence, KY
 
Bass Pro Sports
(513) 826-5200
300 Cincinnati Mills Drive
Cincinnati, OH
Hours
Mon - Sat 9:00am - 10:00pmSun 10:00am - 7:00pm

D & D Outfitters
(513) 674-7400
536 West Sharon Road
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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