Barbell maintenence

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  1. Bobsbarricades

    Bobsbarricades New Member

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    OK, so. I finally baught a 300 lb olympic weight set, but I baught it at Dicks and the bar is a screw on (with the giant hex at the end)

    I just wanted to see if you guys might know of some maintenence tips to make it last/not have the collars pop off on me. I noticed that they are pretty lose and the hex's on the end unscrew real easy - i screw them back in effortlessly with my fingers.

    Also, does the chaulk promote rust? should I wipe down my bar/weights every month or so?

    gracias
     
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    you could put some loctite on the hex's to keep them from coming out
     
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    That is something that I was going to do anyway, but i wanted to find out if I should ever clean the bearings on the inside or things like that
     
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    Perkwunos Dog Bones OT Supporter

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    no, by the time they need cleaning or lubricant the bars are probably destroyed from being abused.
     
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    o wow, cool. so all that collar movement is normal?
     
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    GTLifter Banned

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    yea, the end is supposed to spin so just loctite the hex's and you should be fine
     
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    PaddoK Some dolphins get massacred, some dolphins get blo

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    They may also stay better if you tightened them just a little bit past hand strength with a wrench
     
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    haha, yea :) I need to get to sears and get the wrench because it's gigantic and I don't have one that big.... haha I probably should've said that. DIdn't plan on using my fingers the whole time :)
     
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    michael FLORIDA > *

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    I used to work for Bob's Barricades in Florida.
     
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    penny pics for proof
     
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    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    :rofl: @ Bob's Barricades..
     
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    300lb weight sets from shitty stores like Dick's FTL!!!!!!!!!!

    I dare ya to weigh one of your 45lb plates on a scale:mamoru:
     
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    ...ok, gee thanks for the lameness..... not all of us can spend 150 dollars just on a barbell...

    and why would you want pics of my weights? whatev, it's personal fitness for a reason - have you seen me come on here and post my 'stats' for you to judge? 'progress pics?' lay off lam-o

    mike - did you make the actual barricades?
     
  14. Uglybob69

    Uglybob69 I miss beer.

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    My 300 lb set I bought from dicks used standard olympic weights! Too bad it's in the basement at my parents house. :wtc:

    I bought a 300 lb olympic barbell set (weights+barbell = 300) for 100$ and an olympic bench for 150$ that was a beast of a bench.

    Anybody near Cincinnati want to buy all my shit for 150$? I have hex dumbells and EZ curlbars and french curl bars I'll throw in. :hsd: :wtc::wtc::wtc:
     
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    Cincinnati crew! :noes:

    What all are you selling for $150?
     
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