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    Weightligting equipment question

    My teenage sons were given a weight bench last year. Unfortunately the weights and bars came without the collars to keep the weights on the bar.

    Anyone know of a good source for just the collars? My wife, normally an excellent shopper, says that none are available locally without buying a whole new bar.

    I'm fine with that, if it will keep the boys happy... and help them train for sports etc...

    TIA

    and incidentally, they jollied me into a bit of lifting tonight... 4 reps of 120lbs with them spotting. oof
    -Ned

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    Ned, Play It Again Sports always has great deals on weights and weight equipment in town here....or maybe try craigslist?
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    Try Salvation Army or Goodwill stores. Folks seem to give up on the exercise thing pretty readily and donate their weights. Stuff is very cheap.

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    Here or the manufacturer, if known(?).
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    With the amount of weight you are dealing with, a simple turned collar with a bolt will work just fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry Stratton View Post
    With the amount of weight you are dealing with, a simple turned collar with a bolt will work just fine.
    Excellent idea Barry!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Bower View Post
    Ned, Play It Again Sports always has great deals on weights and weight equipment in town here....or maybe try craigslist?
    supposedly she checked there already...

    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    Try Salvation Army or Goodwill stores. Folks seem to give up on the exercise thing pretty readily and donate their weights. Stuff is very cheap.
    yep, that's about how we got this set... kid gave up, mother gave it away...

    Quote Originally Posted by glenn bradley View Post
    Here or the manufacturer, if known(?).
    hmmm, she was At dicks B&M store last night too... Thanks!
    Quote Originally Posted by Barry Stratton View Post
    With the amount of weight you are dealing with, a simple turned collar with a bolt will work just fine.
    cool... now where's that lathe, extension cord, grinder....

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Bower View Post
    Excellent idea Barry!
    yup, bet they'd love it.
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    Should be able to find a shaft collar at a farm supply or hardware store.
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    those clamps that Glenn linked to work well.

    When I was lifting, I never bothered with the collars.... it took too much time.

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    I agree that the collars Glen linked to work well. I've used a slightly simpler version with over 400 lbs. on the bar with good success.

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