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Valpo VIP Men's Soccer Camp
(219) 464-5059
1009 Union St.
Valparaiso, IN
 
Camelot Bowling Centers Inc
(219) 762-8558
5201 Us Highway 6
Portage, IN
 
Ed`s Scooter World
(219) 762-6106
2872 Willowcreek Road
Portage, IN
 
Dunes U Store
(219) 938-3800
6880 Melton Road
Gary, IN
 
Flag Stick
(219) 926-2108
1603 South Calumet Road
Chesterton, IN
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(219) 924-2237
10251 Indianapolis Blvd
Highland, IN
 
Bass Pro Sports
(219) 787-6800
6425 Daniel Burnham Dr.
Portage, IN
Hours
Mon - Sat 9:00 AM - 9:00 PMSun 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Cash Indiana Pawn Shop
(219) 962-5626
855 Central Avenue
Lake Station, IN
 
Creekside Outfitters
(219) 926-1113
358 Indian Boundary Road
Chesterton, IN
 
Dexter`s Bike Shop
(219) 759-1431
786 McCool Rd
Valparaiso, IN
 

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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