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    Be a bit careful here. Generally tubes are...

    Be a bit careful here. Generally tubes are provided with slightly smaller ID's and slightly larger OD's so that the customer can machine them to the exact tolerances needed. If the bars you want to...
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    Appreciate your attempt at clarification, but...

    Appreciate your attempt at clarification, but this is what I meant. (Buy the way, is that an action shot of the circle warming up? I assume you are a full fledged member, so would know.)
    ...
  • Its not the amount of bending under load that...

    Its not the amount of bending under load that determines how good a bar is. It's whether or not it comes back to straight after you take the load off.

    Solid steel bars of the same diameter will...
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    End to end. The other replies you got relate to...

    End to end. The other replies you got relate to how they would go about measuring it because just measuring end-to-end is a concept beyond their comprehension.
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    Seems like the Bowflex meets the limitations...

    Seems like the Bowflex meets the limitations imposed, where almost everything else does not. Why strangle yourself on Bowflex phobia. These babies look pretty hot:...
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    Thanks for the alert Det. These bars were made...

    Thanks for the alert Det.

    These bars were made for dropping:

    http://www.shermworks.com/dbhpic.jpg
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    Hmm:...

    Hmm:
    http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=137829743&highlight=dumbbell+handles
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    The safeties are the two bars on the side (that's...

    The safeties are the two bars on the side (that's where you put the steel bars). The things you put the bar on after you finish the set are called j-hooks.

    Wooden racks are plenty strong. I live...
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    563, are those USS 1 7/8" washers (ID 2.00")? By...

    563, are those USS 1 7/8" washers (ID 2.00")? By my calculations, the 1 7/8's can weigh between .65 lb and .47 lb.

    By the way, what did the washers cost?
  • My bad. Time is the 4th dimension. So yes, adding...

    My bad. Time is the 4th dimension. So yes, adding time, the Jones does move in 3 dimensions, and the genius machine will move in 4 dimensions.

    Will that mean that you now want 5 dimensions MB?
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  • Those machine are not 3D, they are 2D. The third...

    Those machine are not 3D, they are 2D. The third dimension is side to side. Some day a true 3D self spotter will come along, but it will take a genius to invent it, probably cost a small fortune too.
  • OK, here it is - simple, maintenance free, cheap,...

    OK, here it is - simple, maintenance free, cheap, no human spotter required (not even the you-know-what).
    When you are ready to drop weight open up your grip enough for the ropes to slide free and...
  • Maybe you can add a low tech contraption to your...

    Maybe you can add a low tech contraption to your machine for dropsets - something like this. When the lifter is ready for the dropset he/she lets the bar hang at the high position, attaches the...
  • Actually the most visited and posted thread (by...

    Actually the most visited and posted thread (by far) on the equipment forum is Healthnut MD's "Cost no Object.... This thread is all about machines and nothing about free weights. Machines are really...
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    The split ring hangers are sold in most hardware...

    The split ring hangers are sold in most hardware stores (plumbing section) and plumbing supply stores. Some more info here:
    www.shermworks.com/allpipestuff.pdf
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    Suggestion for low ceiling overhead presses: ...

    Suggestion for low ceiling overhead presses:

    http://www.shermworks.com/overpress.jpg

    Back in my youth I installed a chinning bar in the stairwell to my basement. Gave me lots of headroom.
  • Dannt Boy, you are soooo coool, and reliable for...

    Dannt Boy, you are soooo coool, and reliable for a good laugh. But his is more like I had in mind:

    http://www.shermworks.com/waiter.jpg
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    Here is a more complete set of specs:...

    Here is a more complete set of specs: http://www.almabolt.com/pages/catalog/washers/combineddimensions.htm
    I bought the 2" washers which have a 2 1/8" ID. You can see that there is a range of...
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    I wasn't trying to prove anything. Just curious...

    I wasn't trying to prove anything. Just curious abut the weight difference. Sure you could look at the two and tell they don't weigh the same, but that doesn't tell you anything about what each one...
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