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Old 03-05-2014, 08:37 AM   #1
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Barbell repair

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The hub has separated from the sleeve of my barbell. The thread seems to be stripped, as it won't tighten to a stopping point; it just spins and easily breaks loose.

Any tips on how I can fix this? Welding? Some other metal adhesive? I know that if I permanently fix these two parts, I won't be able to disassemble the sleeve anymore, but I'm okay with that.
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Old 03-05-2014, 09:56 AM   #2
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Re: Barbell repair

What type of bar is it?
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Old 03-05-2014, 10:29 AM   #3
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Re: Barbell repair

I believe the correct designation would be "beater bar." I bought it through Craigslist for $50, and have been using it for a couple years. My guess is that it's a powerlifting bar, as it has high rigidity, low whip, and the spin is okay but not great.

The end of the sleeve has a large hex bolt. It's not a clip attachment. Inside the sleeve is a round fitting that kind of looks like a gear, then the sleeve weights.
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Old 03-05-2014, 02:53 PM   #4
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Re: Barbell repair

Please purchase a bar of high quality, at this point you have been doing Crossfit for 2 years. Your not going to stop anytime soon, so your new investment will be well worth the money. I have had a bar sleeve slide off in the middle of a press once, I would pay $300 to never ever have that happen again. I'm down in Pueblo of you ever want to drop in for a workout or hold a couple different brands of bars.
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Old 03-05-2014, 03:16 PM   #5
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Re: Barbell repair

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Please purchase a bar of high quality, at this point you have been doing Crossfit for 2 years. Your not going to stop anytime soon, so your new investment will be well worth the money. I have had a bar sleeve slide off in the middle of a press once, I would pay $300 to never ever have that happen again. I'm down in Pueblo of you ever want to drop in for a workout or hold a couple different brands of bars.
I agree with Tim. Move on. There are an abundance excellent bars out there for under $300, and they will last you a lifetime. Heck, even under $200.
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Re: Barbell repair

Hmm. I have been considering getting the Ohio Bar. Still, if there is a way to fix this bar, I'd like to keep it on hand to have two functional barbells. If I can't fix the hub, this bar is useless.
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Old 03-05-2014, 03:26 PM   #7
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Re: Barbell repair

Like posted above, get a new bar.

However the bar you have isn't all that "useless". I have a similar bar, bent of course, that I use for landmine exercises, I use one of the sleeves as a "Stone Trainer"

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Or you can remove the sleeves all together and use the bar itself as a light warm-up
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Old 03-05-2014, 04:27 PM   #8
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Re: Barbell repair

Could try going to your local hardware store and look for;

1) loctite - thread sealer

or

2) Thread sealing tape


Apply generously to the end of the sleeve, screw it in until its near "normal" positioning. Let it sit overnight. Might work, might not.

Dangerous gamble though, IMO.
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Old 03-05-2014, 04:40 PM   #9
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Re: Barbell repair

This is virtually the end of the road for this bar. You can get a little more life out of it by using a rubber mallet to bang it back in to place and then screw it back in. You might have to use a big allen wrench to unlock the bolt when your place the sleeve back in its proper position. Then tighten it again.

Unfortunately, it is likely to open up again and again.

I like Frank's idea of a thread sealer, it might prolong the time between having to realign and tighten it.

Like others have said, I use my bar that fell apart like this primarily as a landmine bar that I stick in a corner.

When you get the cash, get a good bar that will last a lifetime and use this beat up one for the crappier stuff.
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Old 03-05-2014, 08:20 PM   #10
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Re: Barbell repair

Walmart has Cap Ob86 bars that are not bolted, and of good enough quality that you could buy 2 for $127 a piece and you won't regret it. They also ship site to store for free and sometimes site to home for free. People hate walmart, but everyone else sells the exact same bar.

http://mobile.walmart.com/#ip/CAP-Ba...eeves/19866874
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