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Paul Harbin's UAB Girls Soccer
423 Woodland Drive
Birmingham, AL
 
Bass Pro Sports
(205) 702-7500
5000 Bass Pro Blvd.
Leeds, AL
Hours
Mon-Sat 9:00 AM - 9:00 PMSun 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Academy
(205) 981-4150
310 Doug Baker Blvd (in the Lee Branch Shopping Center)
Birmingham, AL
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(205) 981-1320
Brook Highland Plaza
Birmingham, AL
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(334) 671-1370
4601 Montgomery Hwy
Dothan, AL
 
Academy
(205) 661-5500
1612 Gadsden Hwy (in the Tutwiler Farms Shopping Center)
Birmingham, AL
 
Alabama Outdoors
(205) 870-1919
3054 Independance Dr
Homewood, AL
 
Ski N Stuff
(205) 823-6349
1021 Montgomery Highway
Vestavia Hills, AL
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(205) 909-1400
Patton Creek
Hoover, AL
 
Paul Harbin's UAB Girls Soccer
423 Woodland Drive
Birmingham, AL
 

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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