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Eye2_Man
01-31-2003, 02:05 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2705174001

Should this bid on (winning bid)? Or will there always be deals like this and it might be better to wait? I'm squating right now with DB's (which is OK) in fear of getting hurt with the BB.

MiloMan
01-31-2003, 02:44 PM
I despise E-bay, so I'll just offer a few others up for you to consider or disregard as you see fit:

For $260, shipping included:

http://www.newyorkbarbells.com/92562.html

For $350, shipping included:

http://www.afitnessequipment.com/afitnessequipment/html/powrack.html
http://www.newyorkbarbells.com/92551.html

For $380, shipping included:

http://www.afitnessequipment.com/afitnessequipment/html/PtPowerCage.html

TwoWalks
01-31-2003, 03:27 PM
You might want to check this one out also. Its on my wish list:)

http://www.nellies.com/bodysolidpowerrack.shtml

Tony G
01-31-2003, 11:07 PM
I made my own power rack in my basement with 2x4's and some heavy duty nuts/bolts from Home Depot. Been using it for 3 years, without any problems. Its crude looking, but its tough, can hold well over 600lbs and easily adjustable. The spotter bars allow me to max out or rep out without worry, which is why I built it. Some day I have to take some photos and post it.

MagicMel
02-03-2003, 09:22 AM
Eye2, so I guess you didn't win the bid.

It looked like it would have been a good deal at $275. Maybe you should email him to find out what his reserved price was and just buy it outright for say, $250?

Just my thoughts.

BTW, I am a big eBay user. Got my last "few" drivers there.

Brother Phil
02-03-2003, 08:31 PM
I'm with Tony G. I made my own squat rack a while back in my barn/gym for less than $20 in mat'l, in fact, I think it cost me less than $10. I know it at least safely holds #315. I have designed a leg press which cost me about $130 bucks, but it takes some decent carpentry skills to make. I also made a cable machine for pulldowns, tri-pushdowns, rows for about $25 bucks. Some other stuff. With a creative mind and a few bucks, you can make some reasonable equipment. I actually prefer some of my wooden machines to the ones at the gym I also attend.

lfl
02-03-2003, 08:31 PM
Wish I could still squat... ruptured and herniated disks... oh the horror!