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Northern Paddler Outdoor Store
(508) 248-1749
14 Worcester Rd.
Charlton, MA
 
Laurel Ridge Inc
(860) 928-9174
65 Ide Perrin Road
Woodstock, CT
 
Brown`s Shooting Sports & Sports - Memorabilia
(860) 928-1512
240 County Home Road
Thompson, CT
 
Woodys Outdoor Adventures
(860) 508-5319
4 Old Birch Rd
Stafford, CT
 
Shark Cycle Used Parts
(860) 684-7763
11 Willington Avenue
Stafford, CT
 
Meadowside Woodstock Inc
(860) 923-3677
25 Route 197
Woodstock, CT
 
Bob''s Discount Kayaks
(413) 245-7396
203 Union Road
Wales, MA
 
Regency Coachworks Inc
(860) 684-3716
11 Willington Avenue
Stafford Springs, CT
 
Silver Bicycle CO LLC
(860) 928-7370
6 Livery Street
Putnam, CT
 
Windham County 4-H Foundation Inc
(860) 974-1122
Taft Pond Road
Abington, CT
 

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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