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Hokie Soccer Experience at Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA
 
Tangent Outfitters
(540) 731-5202
1710 Hunters Rd
Radford, VA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(757) 249-2140
Patrick Henry Mall
Newport News, VA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(703) 933-0736
5714 Columbia Pike
Bailey'S Crossroads, VA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(703) 491-9432
13080 Worth Avenue
Woodbridge, VA
 
Hands On Soccer Academy
Nellies Cave Park
Blacksburg, VA
 
Backcountry Ski & Sports
(800) 560-6401
3710 S Main St
Blacksburg, VA
 
Roanoke Summer Sports Camps
Po Box 2033
Salem, VA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(434) 974-5640
Rio Hill Shopping Center
Charlottesville, VA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(804) 639-1107
Hancock Village
West Chesterfield, VA
 

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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