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BigMaccaIcon...06-10-2012 @ 17:16 
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JohnGym said:Gutted!

I had a maximum bid of 260 in too Unhappy Unhappy

Not to worry John, you can stick your money back under the bed at put it towards a decent bar now Happy
JohnGymIcon...06-10-2012 @ 17:19 
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BigMacca said:
Not to worry John, you can stick your money back under the bed at put it towards a decent bar now Happy


A decent bar?

Don't think I could force myself to spend much more than 260 for a bar!

What bar do you recommend?
BoarIcon...06-10-2012 @ 17:22 
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macca is gloating coz he got a very very expensive bar for peanuts from ebay !!

an ivanko or eiliko
JohnGymIcon...06-10-2012 @ 17:23 
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Boar said:macca is gloating coz he got a very very expensive bar for peanuts from ebay !!

an ivanko or eiliko


Give you 260 for it Macca Grin
ThingIcon...06-10-2012 @ 18:06 
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I was going to go to 300 as well, for f**k sake Unhappy
BigMaccaIcon...06-10-2012 @ 18:20 
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Boar said:macca is gloating coz he got a very very expensive bar for peanuts from ebay !!

an ivanko or eiliko

There was a bit of that I'll admit Happy

But it was more about the TPB bars being ok for what they actually cost - $250, but a right f**king rip off by the time they have been shipped over here.

They are as whippy as any olympic bar I've ever used and bend relatively easily.

York do a 'power bar' that I think you can grab for around 250 - 300, I've not used one but have heard that they are ok
jamspasticIcon...06-10-2012 @ 18:54 
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BigMacca said:
There was a bit of that I'll admit Happy
But it was more about the TPB bars being ok for what they actually cost - $250, but a right f**king rip off by the time they have been shipped over here.
They are as whippy as any olympic bar I've ever used and bend relatively easily.
York do a 'power bar' that I think you can grab for around 250 - 300, I've not used one but have heard that they are ok


I'm not as expeirienced as Paul with using different bars,but my tpb is not whippy in the slightest and I could only see it bending if you start doing very heavy rack pulls with it. They're a great investment imo.
hermanIcon...06-10-2012 @ 20:58 
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BigMacca said:
There was a bit of that I'll admit Happy
But it was more about the TPB bars being ok for what they actually cost - $250, but a right f**king rip off by the time they have been shipped over here.
They are as whippy as any olympic bar I've ever used and bend relatively easily.
York do a 'power bar' that I think you can grab for around 250 - 300, I've not used one but have heard that they are ok


Yorks "Power Bar" is awful. They just use the term "power" to hide the fact it is an economy line bar. I mean its better than the really rubbish argos catalogue types. But whatever grade of steel they make it out is very bendy. Despite the bar being 32mm thick, it has as much bounce as a 28mm which is disconcerting.They are shiny chrome all over which fills in the knurl making them very slipperly. They have had one im my gym for a year and it already looks beat up and old.

The York weightlifting bars are good. Much better steel, excellent light but grippy knurl. The bars are bright zinc instead of chrome which is not slippery ad does not fill the knurl.
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JohnGym said:
How the f**k is it sold? It was on eBay with a day to go!!!


happens alot on ebay these days ...sellers get a PM with an offer ... they accept and cancel auction and avoid paying the MASSIVE fees abay charge !!
ThingIcon...06-10-2012 @ 21:08 
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Anyone used the okie bars the Ricky dale carnie promotes?
BigMaccaIcon...06-10-2012 @ 21:47 
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jamspastic said:
I'm not as expeirienced as Paul with using different bars,but my tpb is not whippy in the slightest and I could only see it bending if you start doing very heavy rack pulls with it. They're a great investment imo.

What one of the black oxide coated versions of the TPB bar (there are different versions and the unfinished version is thicker and stiffer)?

I've owned 2 of the black oxide versions (used 4 others as well) and I've got my mates in the garage at the moment - They've all have had as much flex as my Ivanko weightlifting bar.....
BigMaccaIcon...06-10-2012 @ 21:49 
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Post Edited: 06.10.2012 @ 22:02 PM by BigMacca
herman said:
Yorks "Power Bar" is awful. They just use the term "power" to hide the fact it is an economy line bar. I mean its better than the really rubbish argos catalogue types. But whatever grade of steel they make it out is very bendy. Despite the bar being 32mm thick, it has as much bounce as a 28mm which is disconcerting.They are shiny chrome all over which fills in the knurl making them very slipperly. They have had one im my gym for a year and it already looks beat up and old.
The York weightlifting bars are good. Much better steel, excellent light but grippy knurl. The bars are bright zinc instead of chrome which is not slippery ad does not fill the knurl.

Noooooo not that 32mm monstrosity - I agree they are s**te (my local gym has few couple and they all bent within 2 weeks .

York also do a 29mm powerlifting bar - I was going to buy one a couple of years back as it was on offer at 270 (usually 400 if I recall correctly) but I landed a 2nd hand Ivanko instead Cool

Edit - This is the one I was on about

http://www.savagestrength.co.uk/york-power-bar.html#
General_illIcon...06-10-2012 @ 21:50 
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Post Edited: 06.10.2012 @ 21:51 PM by General_ill
BigMacca said:
What one of the black oxide coated versions of the TPB bar (there are different versions and the unfinished version is thicker and stiffer)?
I've owned 2 of the black oxide versions (used 4 others as well) and I've got my mates in the garage at the moment - They've all have had as much flex as my Ivanko weightlifting bar.....


I've used Bryces it was horrid black oxide.

But bob dagliesh's unfinished one awesome. (I did pull a 17.5kg PB on this like)

Two completely different bars.

Edit:- Macca you did practically Steel that Ivanko
jamspasticIcon...07-10-2012 @ 11:42 
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BigMacca said:
What one of the black oxide coated versions of the TPB bar (there are different versions and the unfinished version is thicker and stiffer)?
I've owned 2 of the black oxide versions (used 4 others as well) and I've got my mates in the garage at the moment - They've all have had as much flex as my Ivanko weightlifting bar.....


Yep,got the black oxide coated one from strength shop. Maybe i'm just not using enough weight to make it flex? But I still like it Grin
hermanIcon...07-10-2012 @ 18:18 
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Post Edited: 07.10.2012 @ 18:18 PM by herman


That one looks good. The split sleeve design is the same as the vintage york bars. There is a warehouse gym in Tyseley, Birmingham that ocassionally has powerlifting comps. The bar they have there is a vintage york bar, which I believe came here with the 1975 world powerlifting championships which were held in the town hall. Bob Hoffman came over with a bunch of york stuff which can be found floating around the city.

The vintage version is raw, and fantastic all purpose bar. Still perfectly straight and grippy after all these years.

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