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Dick's Sporting Goods
(262) 554-8117
Southland Center
Racine, WI
 
Outdoorsman Sport
(847) 746-1331
221 Sheridan Road
Winthrop Harbor, IL
 
Auto & RV Center of Beach Park
(847) 625-8400
38900 North Green Bay Road
Zion, IL
 
Goodwin Performance
(847) 872-4001
43455 North Green Bay Road
Zion, IL
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(262) 697-5764
9899 76th Street
Kenosha, WI
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(262) 697-5764
9899 76th Street
Kenosha, WI
 
Sports Authority
(414) 282-2300
Greenfield Place, 5070 S. 74th Street
Greenfield, WI
Services
Golf Day Shop, Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Zion Cyclery Inc
(847) 746-2200
2750 Sheridan Road
Zion, IL
 
Auto & R V Center
(847) 336-2644
38900 North Green Bay Road
Zion, IL
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(608) 241-2764
350 East Towne Mall
Madison, WI
 

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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