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Dick's Sporting Goods
(480) 615-2748
Fiesta Mall
Mesa, AZ
 
Landis Cyclery
(480) 839-9383
2180 East Southern Avenue
Tempe, AZ
 
Cottman Transmission
(480) 967-8800
445 West Broadway Road
Tempe, AZ
 
Tempe REI Store
(480) 967-5494
1405 W Southern Ave
Tempe, AZ
 
Global Clearspans
(480) 446-8368
929 South Hohokam Drive
Tempe, AZ
 
Chelsea FC Soccer Camp
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Prescott, AZ
 
Arizona Trails
(480) 786-6105
Box 1653
Tempe, AZ
 
Bicycle Wheelers
(480) 968-8011
2010 South Rural Road
Tempe, AZ
 
All About Tennis
(480) 820-7805
3114 South McClintock Drive Suite 4
Tempe, AZ
 
Aquasonics Inc
(480) 897-4600
1815 East Oasis Drive
Tempe, AZ
 

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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