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Dick's Sporting Goods
(919) 266-7876
220 Hinton Oaks Blvd
Knightdale, NC
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(919) 662-4177
White Oak Crossing Strip Mall
Garner, NC
 
Great Outdoor Provision
(919) 833-1741
2017 Cameron St.
Raleigh, NC
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(910) 793-1904
816 South College Road
Wilmington, NC
 
Davidson Soccer Camps
Po Box 1659
Davidson , NC
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(919) 792-9090
Triangle Town Commons
Raleigh, NC
 
Paddle Creek
(919) 866-1954
9745 Fonville Road
Wake Forest, NC
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(919) 493-9884
New Hope Commons
Durham, NC
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(919) 367-0194
1531 Beaver Creek Commons Dr
Apex, NC
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(919) 851-7721
Cary Crossroads Plaza
Cary, NC
 

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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