I have thought for a couple of years that my “Olympic Barbell” set had a full-fledged Olympic Barbell with it…yet when I weighed the thing last night (I don’t know why I never did that before…?) it only weighs about 35 lbs. This is the weight without collars essentially (since the “plastic” collars I have weigh less than a pound).
My barbell is 86 inches (218 centimeters) from tip to tip (although I may be an inch or two long on this), and the end is 1.875" in diameter (4.76 centimeters).
So…do I actually “have” an Olympic barbell, and the 45 lb “common weight” includes two 5 lb collars, or do have some mutant bar…?