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roller skate key?

 
 
Reply Fri 18 Feb, 2011 09:08 pm
What is a roller skate key? Do people use it to lock and unlock the roller skate?
 
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raprap
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Reply Fri 18 Feb, 2011 09:16 pm
Early roller skates clamped to the soles of street shoes with a strap at the back and a squeeze clamp at the front. A roller skate key was used to tighten the clamp to the sole on the front.

I got a brand new pair of roller skates if you got a brand new key--Melanie

Rap
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 18 Feb, 2011 09:18 pm
@PennyChan,
Some roller skates allow the owner to change the wheels and other metal parts of the roller skates. A roller skate key is used to loosen (to remove) or tighten (to secure) the wheels and metal chassis from/to the roller skates.
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JPB
 
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Reply Fri 18 Feb, 2011 09:22 pm
I used to have some just like these.

http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS0PZOf2Jld3E_hlzBGiY_7mT8E3_uWVhZQdwRTuzBWlnFhu2o3
maxdancona
 
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Reply Fri 18 Feb, 2011 09:43 pm
@JPB,
These keys (really they were just tools) looked like this.

http://www.jitterbuzz.com/toyfil/skate_key.jpg
Miller
 
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Reply Sat 19 Feb, 2011 07:52 am
@raprap,
raprap wrote:

Early roller skates clamped to the soles of street shoes with a strap at the back and a squeeze clamp at the front. A roller skate key was used to tighten the clamp to the sole on the front.

I got a brand new pair of roller skates if you got a brand new key--Melanie

Rap


I remember them and what fun I had as a kid skating down the sidewalks of Chicago.
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Miller
 
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Reply Sat 19 Feb, 2011 07:52 am
@JPB,
JPB wrote:

I used to have some just like these.

http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS0PZOf2Jld3E_hlzBGiY_7mT8E3_uWVhZQdwRTuzBWlnFhu2o3


Do they still make them?
Wy
 
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Reply Wed 23 Feb, 2011 02:07 pm
@Miller,
A quick Google sez yes, but they're different now; plastic and ziptie-type front cinch, no key needed.

You can apparently still buy old ones, tho. Probly need new leather straps...
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firefly
 
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Reply Fri 25 Feb, 2011 04:18 pm
@maxdancona,
And you wore the key on a string around your neck.
Miller
 
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Reply Mon 28 Feb, 2011 09:38 am
@firefly,
I don't know about a string around my neck, but I remember never wearing pads on my knees. We kids were tough...
firefly
 
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Reply Mon 28 Feb, 2011 12:24 pm
@Miller,
We wore the key on a string so we wouldn't lose it and we'd have it handy to put the skates on and off.
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I remember never wearing pads on my knees. We kids were tough...

We sure were. And I always had the skinned knees and band-aids to prove it. Laughing
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