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Dick's Sporting Goods
(203) 876-0477
1201 Boston Post Rd
Milford, CT
 
Southbury Trading Post
(203) 264-8381
77 Main Street North
Southbury, CT
 
The Out Post
(203) 888-0122
55 Old State Road
Oxford, CT
 
TC Cycle
(203) 426-9111
111 South Main Street
Newtown, CT
 
CAS Photo Studio & Camera Shop
(203) 775-6610
246 Federal Road Suite C13
Brookfield, CT
 
Brushy Hill Farm
(203) 262-6466
15 Coachmans Drive
Southbury, CT
 
Class Cycles LLC
(203) 264-4708
77 Main Street North
Southbury, CT
 
Affairs of the Heart
(203) 598-3838
86 Benson Road
Middlebury, CT
 
World of Bikes
(203) 426-3335
317 South Main Street
Newtown, CT
 
Recreation Showroom
(203) 740-0014
67 Federal Road
Brookfield, 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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