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Old 02-20-2006, 11:08 AM   #1
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Not a drinking establishment in the Big Apple or a barbell from New York but rather a recently purchased York Bar. Recently someone had a post about barbells with a link to this York bar. I liked the look of it, bought one and it is the best bar I have. I also have black BFS Super Bar but this York bar had a much better finish, collar fit and spin.

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The Chapman plates had a stainless collar ring taht matches the York bar perfectly and the fit is very snug and solid. No wobble.
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Old 02-20-2006, 02:07 PM   #2
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Looks great. I've been thinking about getting one. Did you use BS Olympic? For reference, what other bars have you been using?
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Old 02-20-2006, 02:09 PM   #3
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That should probably read -have you been using any other bars besides the BFS?
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Old 02-20-2006, 04:36 PM   #4
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What is the link to where you purchased it?
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Old 02-20-2006, 07:52 PM   #5
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http://www.bsolympicgym.com

Yup, BS Olympic. Great service and a great price for the bar.

I will admit to a small experience base as far as bar use goes. Aside from the crap bars I have and the already mentioned BFS Super Black Bar I also have a couple Aluma-Lite bars and an Ultralite bar so saying it is the best bar I have might not mean as much coming from my meager selection as opposed to someone with access to an Elieko or other high end stuff I probably can't spell properly.

The knurling is just right and is neither rasp like nor so faint you have no grip. The finish is wonderfully smooth and the way the collar pieces fit is remarkable workmanship. The spin is very smooth and easy and my bumpers fit very snugly on the bar.

There are better bars out there to be sure but at the price you'll get from BS Olympic I don't think you'll find anything comparable. }
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Old 02-20-2006, 08:26 PM   #6
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Looks like a nice bar. What is the purpose of a "split sleeve"? Does this bar also have a center knurling?
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Old 02-21-2006, 12:04 AM   #7
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Bret - not sure why it is split, but the part on the bar side stays fixed and the part on the plate side revolves...ohhh, wait maybe it's because of the needle bearings. That must be it. In order to accomodate the needle bearings the collar is split like this. Lincoln...is this correct.

Yes on the center knurling.
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Old 02-21-2006, 12:14 PM   #8
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I have less (weightlifting) bar experience still, but just got a Hampton needle bearing bar from mercantila.com for $220 delivered. Smooth spin, moderate knurling, no bearing slop, 1500lb limit. No center knurl.
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Old 02-21-2006, 02:31 PM   #9
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I have a York Power Bar that also has the split sleeves. The bar does not have bearings. I think the split sleeve would offer the advantage of a lifter being able to have their hand against the sleeve, (as with a power squat, or a snatch) but the part of the sleeve that contact the plates will rotate as needed.
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Old 02-22-2006, 03:35 AM   #10
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Not to hijack this thread, but can anyone ID a bar I just used today? It's a York, looks a lot like Eugene's above, and is just perfect. On one end it says "650" and where the sleeve meets the bar itself there is an "ME". I went to York's site and looked for Men's Elite 650, googled, but still can't find an answer. I love the thing and would like to buy one when I get home -- this one was here when I got here, but it looks pretty new. What a difference a nice bar makes doing cleans! (Also got to use bumper plates for first time today - wheeee)!
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