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  • Urethane will hold up better outdoors than bare...

    Urethane will hold up better outdoors than bare metal provided the plates are not left in the sun. However, I would probably just get whatever was cheapest if leaving the stuff outdoors.
  • WD40 is a terrible lubricant. Try the Pblaster;...

    WD40 is a terrible lubricant. Try the Pblaster; it won't hurt anything. Going forward either of the aforementioned lubricants would work.
  • Generally speaking, these machines used 12-lb...

    Generally speaking, these machines used 12-lb plates.
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    I use Lube N Glue, but hairspray works in a pinch...

    I use Lube N Glue, but hairspray works in a pinch as well.
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    Their QC definitely started slipping badly during...

    Their QC definitely started slipping badly during the pandemic. I have a set of spotter arms from early 2021 that have too much metal on the inside where they attach to the rack. The result is that...
  • Poll: Do the Rogue or Legend actually offer anything...

    Do the Rogue or Legend actually offer anything once the Irwin arrives? I'd probably dump them both.
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    Those look great. They go for about $600 here w/...

    Those look great. They go for about $600 here w/ the stand now.
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    I saw one listed for just over $4k the other day...

    I saw one listed for just over $4k the other day and thought he would be sitting on that one for a very long time. I don't ever see $5,100 happening. That's the highest I've ever seen one listed...
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    I had an Icarian dip station and didn't really...

    I had an Icarian dip station and didn't really use it much - certainly not enough to warrant the space it took up or the $400 opportunity cost of keeping it. I only do dips as a finisher, so I just...
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    There are numerous dealers and equipment brands...

    There are numerous dealers and equipment brands that were born out of selling gym equipment out of one's garage. ISF and Fray are two brands that come to mind. The owner of ISF made as much as...
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    My home gym is pretty full, so being the...

    My home gym is pretty full, so being the equipment junkie that I am I have been seeking out smaller miscellaneous items. Today's pickup: Rogue Monster Lite Matador for $40.
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    I don't recall the exact width of the REP bar,...

    I don't recall the exact width of the REP bar, but I did ask and recall it was under 8".
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    Thanks for the write-up. I love Atlantis' stuff,...

    Thanks for the write-up. I love Atlantis' stuff, but we don't see too much of it here.
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    My top 2 recommendations for this type of bench...

    My top 2 recommendations for this type of bench would be the Ironmaster Super Bench Pro and the Hoist 5165. The Hoist is 20" H so that's probably out, but the Ironmaster is only 17.2" so that should...
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    +1. Any type of bench press on the Smith always...

    +1. Any type of bench press on the Smith always made my elbow joints scream and didn't work well with my tendency for shoulder impingement either. I like it for standing calf raise, shrugs and a...
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    Someone had a C2 rower posted that was dripping...

    Someone had a C2 rower posted that was dripping wet. I messaged and asked if he had washed it and he replied that he soaked it down with a hose to clean off the dust. JFC. Some people just really...
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    You can wrap it, but it's going to negatively...

    You can wrap it, but it's going to negatively impact the smoothness on a machine that is already not very smooth to begin with. Ideally, you would replace it with a gym-quality cable, but you could...
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    Depends on your frame I think. I'm good with...

    Depends on your frame I think. I'm good with 10-12" pads, but find the 14" to interfere with my ROM for some lifts.
  • I haven't used any of their stuff, but the roller...

    I haven't used any of their stuff, but the roller J-cups are raved about by everyone I have sever seen post about them.
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    Not much gets me into NYC, but I saw this Prime...

    Not much gets me into NYC, but I saw this Prime bench on FB Marketplace and couldn't pass it up. It came with the elbow pads also.

    https://i.ibb.co/d4vv118/IMG-4202.jpg
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