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Dick's Sporting Goods
(440) 268-9153
500 Southpark Center
Strongsville, OH
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(440) 686-2400
Great Northern Mall
North Olmsted, OH
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(216) 706-9400
Legacy Village
Lyndhurst, OH
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(330) 634-0900
1990 Buchholzer Boulevard
Akron, OH
 
Appalachian Outfitters
(330) 655-5444
60 Kendall Park Road
Peninsula, OH
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(440) 845-2684
Parmatown Mall
Parma, OH
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(330) 668-1231
Montrose
Akron, OH
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(440) 835-3723
300 Crocker Park Boulevard
Westlake, OH
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(440) 324-4100
Market Square
Elyria, OH
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(440) 268-9153
500 Southpark Center
Strongsville, 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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