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Dick's Sporting Goods
(503) 635-3800
Meridian Square
Lake Oswego, OR
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(503) 667-1950
Gresham Town Fair
Gresham, OR
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(503) 547-2904
Crossroads Shopping Center
Hillsboro, OR
 
Sports Authority
(503) 786-9900
Clackamas Promenade, 8658 S.E. Sunnyside Road
Clackamas, OR
Services
Golf Day Shop, Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Portland Kayak Company
(503) 459-4050
6342 SW Macadam Ave.
Portland, OR
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(503) 598-3081
9402 SW Washington Sq Rd
Tigard, OR
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(503) 285-5040
1140 N. Hayden Meadow Drive
Portland, OR
 
The River Connection
(503) 788-3077
7121 SE Overland
Portland, OR
 
Tualatin REI Store
(503) 624-8600
7410 SW Bridgeport Rd
Tigard, OR
 
Next Adventure
(503) 233-0706
426 SE Grand Ave.
Portland, OR
 

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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