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Skate Maintenance Articles

A collection of articles on the Internet with instructions and information about maintaining skates, skate wheels, and skate wheel bearings.

How to Maintain Skate Wheel Bearings
How to remove and install bearings, skate bearing maintenance tutorials, and information about bearing lubricants and cleaners.

Skate Maintenance Advice from Cliff Chi
This article by Sonic Sports owner Cliff Chi includes three reasons why its important to maintain your skates, instructions for rotating your wheels, and instructions for cleaning your bearings (from SkateSchool.com)

Skate Maintenance in a Nutshell
This article by inline skating book author Liz Miller explains how to store your skates between workouts, when to change your brake pads, how to rotate wheels, how to buy wheels, and how to clean skate wheel bearings (from GetRolling.com)

Skate and Gear Care
This article by Travor Miyamoto is an introduction to maintaining skate wheels, bearings, and brakes, and skate liners, and it also includes brief discussions of simple ways to upgrade your skates, suggestions for making your skates fit better, and a few more skate maintenance topics (from IISA.org)

Looking After Your Inline Skates
This article on the Web site of the Inline Sports and Skating Association of Singapore describes the different parts of an inline skate and also explains how to maintain skate boots, liners, frames, axels, spacers, wheels, and bearings. (Inssas.org.sg)

Wheel and Bearing Maintenance
This article by Matt Graham, owner of the Great Kahuna Skate Shop in Northern California is an introduction to wheel wear, wheel rotation, wheel replacement, and bearing replacement (from InSkate.com)

How to Service Your Skates
This article on the Web site "Aggressive Inline Skating from Virginia Beach" includes instructions for removing and cleaning skate wheel bearings and it also includes a handy list of the supplies you should assemble before beginning that task. (from a GeoCities Web site)

Hockey 101 - Skate Maintenance
This skate maintenance article includes a list of the supplies you will need for a skate maintenance session, how to rotate your wheels, how to clean your bearings, how to clean boots and frames, and some ideas for extending the life of leather skate boots (from RiverTownSports.com)

BackStreet Skate Maintenance Guide
A bearing and wheel maintenance guide from the Back Street Inline Skate Shop in Linden,New Jersey (from a Web site at GeoCities.com)

Bearing Maintenance
How to remove the seals from serviceable bearings so you can clean them (SwatSkates.com)

Inline Skate Maintenance
(InlineOnline.co.uk)

Skate Maintenance Tips
(InlineHockey-ousa.org.nz)

Cleaning and Upgrading Skates
In this article, Liz Miller reminds skaters to dust and clean their wheels occasionally and she also suggest some simple and inexpensive upgrades that can speed up your skates (from GetRolling.com)



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