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Dick's Sporting Goods
(843) 873-4065
355 Azalea Square Blvd.
Summerville, SC
 
Sports Authority
(843) 863-9299
North Rivers Market, 7800 Rivers Avenue
North Charleston, SC
Services
Golf Day Shop, Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Firearms/Hunting, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Dick's Sporting Goods
(864) 225-7252
140 Fritz Drive
Anderson, SC
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(803) 324-2393
Manchester Village
Rock Hill, SC
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(843) 413-1321
Magnolia Mall
Florence, SC
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(843) 573-0891
2070 Sam Rittenberg Blvd
Charleston, SC
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(864) 595-9455
West Gate Mall
Spartanburg, SC
 
Machnik's No. 1 Soccer Camps
26 Intracoastal Court
Isle Of Palms, SC
 
Paul Banta's Coastal Carolina Soccer Camp
Po Box 1754
Pawley'S Island, SC
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(864) 284-6199
1125 Woodruff Rd
Greenville, SC
 

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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