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Old 08-15-2011, 07:02 PM   #1
Michael Loucas
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Found a vintage York Barbell on craigslist, couple questions.

So I got this thing for $40. Some rust but nothing that will affect the performance of the bar.

Couple questions:

The bar came apart quite easily. Just took out the bolt (pictured below) and unscrew the end from the bar, and the sleeve slid off. Wiped it down with a rag, threw some oil on it and slid the sleeve back. Spins extremely well now. Only question is one of the screws is stripped, so I can't get it tight enough. As tight as I get it, it still allows the end cap to unscrew and I know that will probably happen over time.

Had to use a 5/32 allen key to unscrew it.

Anywhere know where I can get a screw like this? 1 still works well but I'll just replace both.

Thanks!

http://i337.photobucket.com/albums/n...r/IMAG0088.jpg

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Old 08-15-2011, 07:14 PM   #2
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Re: Found a vintage York Barbell on craigslist, couple questions.

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So I got this thing for $40. Some rust but nothing that will affect the performance of the bar.

Couple questions:

The bar came apart quite easily. Just took out the bolt (pictured below) and unscrew the end from the bar, and the sleeve slid off. Wiped it down with a rag, threw some oil on it and slid the sleeve back. Spins extremely well now. Only question is one of the screws is stripped, so I can't get it tight enough. As tight as I get it, it still allows the end cap to unscrew and I know that will probably happen over time.

Had to use a 5/32 allen key to unscrew it.

Anywhere know where I can get a screw like this? 1 still works well but I'll just replace both.

Thanks!

http://i337.photobucket.com/albums/n...r/IMAG0088.jpg
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Old 08-15-2011, 07:30 PM   #3
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Re: Found a vintage York Barbell on craigslist, couple questions.

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Any idea what it is called?
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Old 08-15-2011, 07:34 PM   #4
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Re: Found a vintage York Barbell on craigslist, couple questions.

Could you go to a local sporting good store and see if any of the crappy barbells are screwed in the same fashion and see what screw they use by calling the manufacturer? It's a little work but it might be a starting point.

You could also call York and ask if they know what it is.
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Any idea what it is called?

(WFS) http://www.mcmaster.com/#allen-set-screws/=dmylfh
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Old 08-15-2011, 08:32 PM   #6
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Re: Found a vintage York Barbell on craigslist, couple questions.

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You're the man.

Fast question, what do the 0-80, 1-72, 2-56 numbers mean? I think they're length in millimeters, but not sure why there are hyphens... Picture below of what I'm probably going to get.

Thanks!

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Old 08-15-2011, 08:59 PM   #7
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You're the man.

Fast question, what do the 0-80, 1-72, 2-56 numbers mean? I think they're length in millimeters, but not sure why there are hyphens... Picture below of what I'm probably going to get.

Thanks!
Those are thread sizes. You might want to take one of your set screws to a hardware store to match it up.
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Re: Found a vintage York Barbell on craigslist, couple questions.

Check out this place

Ford-Atlantic Fasteners
341 Changebridge Rd
Pine Brook, NJ 07058
(973) 882-1191
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Re: Found a vintage York Barbell on craigslist, couple questions.

Agreed. Thread sizing is very specific, you want to get it right.
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Agreed. Thread sizing is very specific, you want to get it right.
big independent hardware store is your friend in this case. bring the end cap and match it up.
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