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Planet Sports Kayak School
(864) 836-4532
1325 Moody Bridge Rd
Cleveland, SC
 
Headwaters Outfitters
(828) 877-3106
P.O. Box 145
Rosman, NC
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(803) 749-0756
1110 Bower Parkway
Columbia, SC
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(843) 573-0891
2070 Sam Rittenberg Blvd
Charleston, SC
 
Paul Banta's Coastal Carolina Soccer Camp
Po Box 1754
Pawley'S Island, SC
 
Outdoor Adventures
(864) 653-9007
157 Old Greenville Hwy
Clemson, SC
 
Sunrift Adventures
(864) 834-3019
1 Center Street
Travelers Rest, SC
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(864) 284-6199
1125 Woodruff Rd
Greenville, SC
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(864) 595-9455
West Gate Mall
Spartanburg, SC
 
PC Soccer Camps
Clinton, SC
 

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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