A few of us have talked about shorty Olympic bars. And someone here suggested I start a new thread about it. I've got a lot of shorter (under 7' 2" that is the standard Olympic bar length) pieces of really good bar stock. And material for the sleeves.
What would the specs on your ideal shorty bar be?
Sleeve length, inside collar to inside collar length, etc. Stainless steel or not? If stainless, blue finish or a more polished finish? If not, raw finish or black oxide?
Knurling preferences? (If you want to know more about how to measure knurling see one of the answers to the question about it here on p. 2) :
Maybe unusual hand spacing marks (I've got a few ideas on this myself )
Tom's been wanting to make up another shorty bar for a long time. And few people have e-mailed me about it too, but I wanted to get some more feedback first.
So, if you've got ideas (even if you're not interested in a shorty bar itself), I'd love to hear 'em.
Thanks for your time,