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Getting a Fat Bar In the UK

I’m in the UK, and I wish we had a newyorkbarbell.com here. Shit there is alot of awesome, and very cheap equip on that website. Anyway, Does anyone know where I can buy a fat bar from. Also I was thinking of going for 3", the thickest ive seen, I figure, I might aswell get a thick one!
Cheers

You could make a 2" bar from 1.5" schedule 40 pipe for cheap

standard scaffold poles are 2", other than that you can get 50mm pipe from a steel merchant.

Personally i imported. It still works out cheap due to our strong pound.

You wont get nothing done with a 3" bar. Youve been warned.

You can make your own with PVC pipe over the top of a standard bar … obviously there are limitations to this but it is a good start.

Sleeves for dumbells if you want to buy them instead of use PVC pipe

pullumsports.com/details.html?code=BSGS02

3" bars are fine depends on your hand. I made a log too out of 5"+ pvc pipe and a screw locking standard bar, very nice.

I know the guy in Ireland who has the distribution contract for all the TDS stuff (the gear NYBB sell).

PM me if you want his email addy. He might be able to sort somthing for you.

http://www.gymequipment.uk.com/

These guys do 2" & 2.5" bars, they could maybe do 3" if you gave they a call.

[quote]NattyBB wrote:
http://www.gymequipment.uk.com/

These guys do 2" & 2.5" bars, they could maybe do 3" if you gave they a call.[/quote]

That’s a really good site,lots of nick nacks there including loading pins

http://www.gymequipment.uk.com/store/item/16xei/Special_Bars/Olympic_Loading_Pin.html

2.5" thick oly bar for 90 pounds nice

http://www.gymequipment.uk.com/store/item/15uv8/Special_Bars/2_5_Thick_Olympic_Straight_Bar.html

Had never found that site before.

Any more good UK sites???

I bought a bit of stuff from these guys in the UK, some good deals

[quote]KO421 wrote:
You could make a 2" bar from 1.5" schedule 40 pipe for cheap[/quote]

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Just go to a steel yard and buy some 2" bar then weld on some old collars and you’re done. Probably cost you $25.

[quote]Daha wrote:
I’m in the UK, and I wish we had a newyorkbarbell.com here. Shit there is alot of awesome, and very cheap equip on that website. Anyway, Does anyone know where I can buy a fat bar from. Also I was thinking of going for 3", the thickest ive seen, I figure, I might aswell get a thick one!
Cheers[/quote]

try these guys

[quote]aussiethrower wrote:

try these guys


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That’s Aus/NZ not the UK I think shipping might be a bit on the scary side. But some GREAT stuff there. Changeable thickness bars, and short bars, great for leaving 75cm bars around the house fully loaded, my wife would LOVE that.

Yeah, some really good stuff at Watson. I got my oly’ loading pin and a 2" cable bar from them.

Here is another one:

http://www.customgym.com/

Far fewer products on the site but can definately knock up specific stuff for you. The grip kit looks good.