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Sterling RV Center Inc
(970) 522-7541
16718 Highway 14
Sterling, CO
 
Buffalo Hills Park
(970) 522-2233
22018 USHighway 6
Sterling, CO
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(303) 797-3360
6737 S. Vine Street
Centennial, CO
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(303) 617-7930
15400 East Briarwood
Aurora, CO
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(303) 280-6153
16521 Washington Street
Thornton, CO
 
Coakley Liz
(970) 522-2800
13479 County Road 37
Sterling, CO
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(303) 755-0410
1200 S. Ironton Street
Aurora, CO
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(720) 887-0900
31 West Flatirons Circle
Broomfield, CO
 
Air Force Falcons Soccer Camp
2168 Field House Dr
US Air Force Academy, CO
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(720) 479-0600
8435 Park Meadows Center Drive
Littleton, CO
 

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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