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Northside Mufflers & Brake
(706) 648-4118
1628 Highway 19 North
Thomaston, GA
 
Bryant`s Express Stop
(706) 553-2681
12340 White House Road
Woodbury, GA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(770) 957-4336
1855 Jonesboro Rd.
McDonough, GA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(770) 253-1501
382 Newnan Crossing Blvd West
Newnan, GA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(678) 482-1200
Mall of Georgia
Buford, GA
 
Heart of Georgia
(706) 472-3437
6722 Yatesville Highway
Yatesville, GA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(404) 267-0200
3535 Peachtree Road
Atlanta, GA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(478) 477-5588
Eisenhower Crossing
Macon, GA
 
Georgia College & State University
Milledgeville, GA
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(912) 262-2433
Glynn Isles Market
Brunswick, GA
 

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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