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Looking for straps for older Rollerblade Lightning TRS's

  I recently dug out my old Lightning TRS rollerblades after a hiatus of a few years, and discovered that the ratchet strap at the top of the right blade was broken. Do any of you out there know where I could find a replacement? I have tried many online shops and found some that would work, but every set I've found has been out of stock. I have even sent a message to Rollerblade hoping that they could help me out but I have not gotten a reply back yet. Any thoughts? Or would I be better off upgrading? I am not against upgrading, but new blades really aren't in the budget right now. Any thoughts or ideas would be most appreciated. Thank you in advance.

 

Rob

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I would advise you to call them. Rollerblade is usually pretty good about those things but e-mails are easy to forget about. A voice on the phone may require more attention. If the age of the skates is too much, you may be buying a new pair though so be prepared just in case....

Not sure if this will help you specifically, but in the past this website had good replacement parts.

http://www.aggressivemall.com/Rollerblade-Parts-s/26.htm

That's what I'm afraid of. I really don't want to move away from my TRS's, though, as that model is all I've skated with for the past 16 years. I'll give them a call tomorrow, as I'm sure they're not open today. Thanks for the reply.
 
Gordon White said:

I would advise you to call them. Rollerblade is usually pretty good about those things but e-mails are easy to forget about. A voice on the phone may require more attention. If the age of the skates is too much, you may be buying a new pair though so be prepared just in case....

Yeah, that is one of the websites that I checked. Unfortunately they don't have what I'm looking for. Thanks for the try, though.
 
Mr. T said:

Not sure if this will help you specifically, but in the past this website had good replacement parts.

http://www.aggressivemall.com/Rollerblade-Parts-s/26.htm

I am running into a similar problem Rob so don't feel bad. My old speed skates are almost impossible to get wheels for any more. I may have to upgrade when it is time for wheels. But there has been a HUGE change in the trails in my area and if I do I will go to a 100 or 110mm wheel skate with a high cuff boot. My old low cut speed skates don't perform well on hard down hillls and with no brakes are dangerous as heck!!!!!! I wouldn't dare do a hockey stop on a low cut boot because of the danger of broken ankles.

Hi Rob,

I have the same situation you mention... I have tried several pairs of new rollerblades and don't like them because of the boot/blade geometry and lack of rockering adj. (former ice hockey skater).

money is not the issue.. to me the 1991ish era Lightning TRS were phenomenal in terms of fit, and comfort, and performance:  low profile wheel hardware, rocker adj, single upper stap, best overall boot/blade geometry...

I have searched everywhere also and cannot find parts: straps, wheel parts axles, plastic rocker adj. etc.

I have resorted to buying old pairs on ebay for parts.     

Have you found a place?  If you do let me know, and I will do the same.

Thanks,

John

No, I really have not found a good source of parts. I even called Rollerblade, and they could not help me either. The only thing I can think of is eBay as you suggested, or Play it Again Sports. The latter is a bit of a crap shoot though, as there is no way to tell what kind of blades they have before you go in there. I wish you luck sir, and if you come across anything let me know. Thank you.

Thanks Rob,

Haha - I contacted Rollerblade too.   A nice person at Rollerblade sent me this response...    Looks like ebay's the place.  I am in Phoenix, so I will call Ski Pro...

Hi,

Thank you for your inquiry.  Unfortunately the Lightning TRS is old enough that we are very limited on replacement parts.  The TRS takes our standard brake 762L pad and a flush wave axle (item #09350015), which both parts are currently available.  I've also listed some online retailers below that you could order from directly and might be able to help with the other parts.  You could also check with Ski Pro in Phoenix, 602 962 6910.

Inline Warehouse
800-366-3070
www.inlinewarehouse.com

Skates.com
800-354-1235
www.skates.com

Black Diamond Sports
877 237 7528
www.blackdiamondsports.com

123 Skate.com
877-499-2525
www.123skate.com

Asphalt Beach      
877-242-21152
www.asphaltbeach.com

 

Asphalt Beach stocks a lot of old parts. I'd check there first. Ask for Steve.

Thank you Robert - I contacted AsphaltBeach.

Robert Burnson said:

Asphalt Beach stocks a lot of old parts. I'd check there first. Ask for Steve.

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