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    Barbells

    I just thought I would share one of my new obsessions. Barbells.
    A couple weeks ago I started looking for vintage iron. I'm looking for old barbells, bars and collars. I'm dying to find an old York or Ivanko bar.

    Anyway, here is a pair of old Hoffmans and a single york I saved from the scrap yards. All three plates cleaned up pretty good and the york has beautiful marks on the back from being milled. I'll probably hang it on the wall since I only have the one.











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    That's cool as hell. They cleaned up really nice. You should have kept the ice on it, probably an extra 5 pounds. Lol

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    every plate we have at our gym are york.
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    If you find an old York olympic bar you'll have one made by Iron wolf. They used to make all of the bars for York before they got bought out and started making them over seas.


    Alright I had to go look. Iron Wolf made all the olympic bars for York from 1983 till 2005.
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    That's a pretty interesting collection to get started nissan... I'll be in York in April. If I see any laying around the side of the road I'll let you know
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    Originally Posted by PillarofBalance View Post
    That's a pretty interesting collection to get started nissan... I'll be in York in April. If I see any laying around the side of the road I'll let you know

    You'll probably get the "who's bigger " title back then. I'm on a diet.

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    Are you going to go to the york museum while you are there?

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    Originally Posted by nissan11 View Post
    Are you going to go to the york museum while you are there?
    If I have time. Depends on how long I stay.
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    Antique iron is always a good find.

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    thats pretty cool bud I checked all my plates to see what I had the coolest looking one is bfco dunno anything about it the rest are all fitness gear and cap I am pretty sure there common . check craigslist daily thats what I do there's steals on plate weight every once and a while maybe you will find some for your collection
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    Originally Posted by nissan11 View Post
    I just thought I would share one of my new obsessions. Barbells.
    A couple weeks ago I started looking for vintage iron. I'm looking for old barbells, bars and collars. I'm dying to find an old York or Ivanko bar.

    Anyway, here is a pair of old Hoffmans and a single york I saved from the scrap yards. All three plates cleaned up pretty good and the york has beautiful marks on the back from being milled. I'll probably hang it on the wall since I only have the one.










    nice find Nissan. I have some plates that I acquired for nothing and dipped them in some rust remover solution from harbor freight. look brand new now. I'm too cheap to buy new equipment.

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    Those are impressive finds.. Wonderful hobby you got going there..
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    WOW they really cleaned up nice...good job...

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    Thanks for the compliments. It's hard to find scrap yards with barbells around here. I've about hit all of them within 100 miles with very little luck.

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    I saved this one today.






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    Damn Nissan, that is a great hobby. Good work on saving the iron......
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    Very cool, bro
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    Very cool. It is amazing how nicely they cleaned up.

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    Today's loot!


    Slightly newer Hoffman's and a couple ugly Ivankos.





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    I got these round heads at the yard today




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