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Dick's Sporting Goods
(203) 686-0462
470 Lewis Avenue
Meriden, CT
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(860) 666-3877
Ames Plaza
Newington, CT
 
Midway Distributing Corporation
(203) 755-2224
1150 North Main Street
Waterbury, CT
 
Line-X of Connecticut
(203) 754-1444
1284 Thomaston Avenue
Waterbury, CT
 
Sports Authority
(203) 753-7330
425 Bank Street
Waterbury, CT
Services
Golf Day Shop, Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Ski-Snowboard Jr. Season Lease, Ski-Snowboard/Bike Tech Shop, 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
(860) 747-2102
Connecticut Commons
Plainville, CT
 
The Bike Rack Inc
(203) 755-0347
1059 Huntingdon Avenue
Waterbury, CT
 
Petchco
(203) 756-7005
16 Glen Street
Waterbury, CT
 
Super Tc`s Pawn Company
(203) 753-7591
503 Lakewood Road
Waterbury, CT
 
Modell's Sporting Goods
(203) 591-9404
835 Wolcott Street
Waterbury, CT
Hours
10:00AM - 9:00PM MONDAY - FRIDAY
9:00AM - 9:00PM FRIDAY - SATURDAY
10:00AM - 6:00PM SUNDAY

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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