CrossFit Discussion Board  

Go Back   CrossFit Discussion Board > CrossFit Forum > Equipment
CrossFit Home Forum Site Rules CrossFit FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Equipment Outfitting a serious gym. Vendors & suppliers. Devices & equipment

Thread Tools
Old 01-18-2006, 07:07 PM   #1
mike caudill
Posts: n/a
I bought a cheap bar at Dicks. Two inch collars are too big. Any suggestions?? Yeah, I know, you get what you pay for there I said it.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2006, 08:20 PM   #2
Rob McBee
Affiliate Rob McBee is offline
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Portland  OR
Posts: 397
I just got some called "Muscle Clamps" from last week. Really like 'em. They cost $29.

I'm feeling the effects of 'get what you pay for' as well. I bought a cheap bar at GI Joe's and my new bumpers don't fit on one end. The diameter can't be more than a few microns too big but the bumpers won't fit. My regular weight plates do but now I've got a higher grade bar on order. Live and learn...
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2006, 10:57 PM   #3
Doug Ralston
Member Doug Ralston is offline
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Fullerton  CA
Posts: 62
I have a 1-1/2" pipe that I use as a fatbar. The normal olympic size (2") collars don't work on it either. I bought a pair of screw down collars similar to the "SUPER OLYMPIC COLLARS " on this page and they work fine.
If you want to keep things REALLY cheap, cut a 5-1/2" length of garden hose, run a hose clamp through it and clamp it around the bar, TIGHT. I use that for the inside collars on my fatbar and they don't budge, even when I stand it on end.

  Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Collars? Victor Cruzeiro Equipment 9 08-18-2007 09:55 AM
Spring collars Jason Billows Equipment 2 04-08-2006 01:43 PM
Collars Jeff Griffin Equipment 5 12-30-2005 08:43 AM
Bar collars.... Tim Weaver Equipment 13 09-07-2005 06:49 AM
Collars for barbells TJ Cooper Equipment 2 09-24-2003 09:57 AM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:55 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
CrossFit is a registered trademark of CrossFit Inc.