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    I had the Gaspari cable attachment and didn’t...

    I had the Gaspari cable attachment and didn’t like because of this reason.
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    I agree, it is getting pricier. However,...

    I agree, it is getting pricier. However, everything else is as well. The Hammerstrength FI bench that used to be $1000 before CoVid is now $1500. I’ve noticed others that would be a closer comparison...
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    No collectors, only stewards.

    No collectors, only stewards.
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    Wow, that’s an expensive flat bench. I have a Rep...

    Wow, that’s an expensive flat bench. I have a Rep replica made from 7ga steel that’s 16” high with the Rep 14” fat pad , I love it but would sell it for prices in that range.
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    If $200 or so is your price range I agree that your best bet is a good, used , commercial bench.
    You mentioned bench height being an issue,
    I had a Rep AB3000 for awhile and while it’s an awesome...
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    Rep just came out with a set up that attaches to...

    Rep just came out with a set up that attaches to the 4000 & 5000 series racks . It has dual upper pulleys , dual low pulleys and dual adjustable columns. It ha dual 260lb stacks that can be upgraded...
  • Several people have bought short pieces of...

    Several people have bought short pieces of correct sized pipe and used them on 5/8” pins to work in an upright with 1” holes. Standard pipe sizes aren’t the correct ID & OD. Search eBay for the...
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    Doesn’t the FT2 have a bench that attaches to low...

    Doesn’t the FT2 have a bench that attaches to low pulleys to allow leg curls/leg extensions using the weight stacks.
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    I’ve had a pair of VersaGrips for about 6-8 years...

    I’ve had a pair of VersaGrips for about 6-8 years and they are still in great shape. I use them quite a bit more than the average guy on here because arthritis in my hands really limits grip...
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    With that pulley setup each handle is 2:1. If you...

    With that pulley setup each handle is 2:1. If you connect the two cables together and pull from a single connecting point it would be 1:1
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    While not as “cool” as newer options, it’s hard...

    While not as “cool” as newer options, it’s hard to beat any older model Schwinn Air Dyne bike. You can find them for $40 - $100 , they kick your butt and last forever.
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    Inexpensive cotton straps last a long time and...

    Inexpensive cotton straps last a long time and are usually about $8-$10
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    Eric, you do really great work. The gym is...

    Eric, you do really great work. The gym is awesome, wish I had the space you do.
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    Two years ago there was one of these an hour away...

    Two years ago there was one of these an hour away for $750 and it sat for awhile.
    The shortages have resulted in ridiculously high prices. I saw an ad this week for a pair of Ironmaster 5-75 for...
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    Like anything new, there’s a little bit of time...

    Like anything new, there’s a little bit of time getting used to it. Same as with mono hooks. But reracking them feels perfectly natural after getting used to using them. They stay right where they’re...
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    The “ Mad Spotter Hooks” look identical to the...

    The “ Mad Spotter Hooks” look identical to the power hooks I’ve had for about 15 years. I still use them regularly for heavier DB work and highly recommend them. As for price, I think I paid $40 or...
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    I do but they only get used as a bar holder at...

    I do but they only get used as a bar holder at times.
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    I could, but why? They’re great for benching and...

    I could, but why? They’re great for benching and easy to move down.
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    I feel 30” is more than adequate. I have used...

    I feel 30” is more than adequate. I have used mono’s in a 24” rack with no problems.
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    Don’t buy a cheap bike. If buying used( which...

    Don’t buy a cheap bike. If buying used( which your budget requires) get an older Schwinn Airdyne.
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