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Old 05-13-2007, 12:09 PM   #1
Alex Nisetich
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I'm wondering where is the best place to get a pullup bar for mounting in a doorway; I have looked online and found a range of prices from $14 to $150. Is there a significant quality difference? How can I distinguish a good bar from a cheap shoddy one? How much is too much or too little to spend?
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Old 05-14-2007, 10:26 AM   #2
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Just make sure the bar has sturdy support cups that screw into the door on each side. This provides a backup incase the bar slips while kipping with your 100 lb dumbell. Most do now days, just stay away from the friction only set ups! Go to a sporting good store so you can feel the bar and avoid the cheap feeling ones.
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Old 05-14-2007, 12:28 PM   #3
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I have his bar, tad pricey, but it's a snap to take anywhere and use.
Worth the 75 bucks to me as I can't pound a nail straight.

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Old 05-15-2007, 03:53 AM   #4
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If you have a hallway, this may be a better (and more stable) option. For about 30 bucks at home depot/lowe's. Measure the width in between, have them cut the pipe and thread it (take into account the floor flanges). Screw your 2x4 to the wall with 3-1/2" screws (make sure you are going into a stud on the other side of the drywall). If you ever sell the house to a non-crossfitter, just take the screws out, spakle the holes and do a little touch up painting. Given the choice, I would prefer to mount the flanges on the other side of the 2x4, but that requires a lot more work to get everything flush against the wall.

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Old 05-15-2007, 04:39 AM   #5
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I agree with Gordon, the door options all seem to leave something to be desired. A homemade one almost always turns out better.

The one possible exception is to mount something like this: (WFS) over the door so that you can swing through the door to kip.
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Old 05-15-2007, 03:22 PM   #6
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Nice work, Gordon. It may seem counterintuitive but that's probably a good option for an apartment dweller. A little spackling and some paint when you move out and you're good to go.
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Old 05-15-2007, 04:51 PM   #7
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I would agree with Gordon's set-up, because I did the exact same thing.
I used a 1" Galvanized pipe cut and threaded at both ends to be fitted into a 1" floor flange on each end. Mounted inbetween the ceiling joices in my garage. The whole set-up cost $17.00

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