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Old 11-06-2007, 10:52 AM   #1
David S Keisler
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)ne inch standard bumper plates

Does anyone know if 1 inch standard size as opposed to oly diameter plates ane available & where? thanks.
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Old 11-06-2007, 01:05 PM   #2
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Re: )ne inch standard bumper plates

I would highly doubt it. Non-Oly bars simply aren't that well made. I don't believe any of them would stand up to the stress of being dropped regardless of the plate being used.
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Old 11-06-2007, 01:05 PM   #3
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Re: )ne inch standard bumper plates

Don't think they exist. To the extent that we 1" barbell users get bumpers, we make light ones out of plywood and pretend.

2 thicknesses of 3/4" ply, cut to the right diameter and glued together, makes a "bumper" weighing about 5 pounds. A few thicknesses of an old ensolite camping pad (for under your sleeping bag) cushion the thump a bit, when you drop it.

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Old 11-06-2007, 03:33 PM   #4
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Re: )ne inch standard bumper plates

Thanks guys..I probably would not use more than 135# on the long bar for thrusters ect, but also have a fat short bar that might hold up better for DLs & such.. Maybe someone makes a sleeve/ adapter that would fit over the standard bar, looks as if I'll probably be making my own out of plywood .
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Old 11-06-2007, 05:09 PM   #5
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Re: )ne inch standard bumper plates

You can buy adapter sleeves that allow a standard bar to accept olympic plates. I just saw them today at Sports Authority. They would not have any spin though because you put them on and tighten a screw to keep them in place.
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Re: )ne inch standard bumper plates

I did find the following two adapters that do allow the weight to spin like a real Olympic bar. links wfs
http://www.adamantbarbell.com/index....roducts_id=917
http://www.amazon.com/Chrome-Olympic...f=pd_rhf_p_t_2

The problem is that at the price of these top end adapters, you can pick up an actual Olympic bar on Craig's List.
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