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Potential cheap source for 3" bars

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Dr Helium
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2004/02/24 18:36:10 (permalink)
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Potential cheap source for 3" bars

While I was waiting at the traffic lights this morning my eyes started wandering and I suddenly noticed a 3" bar right in front of me.

Basically all the road signs are made from 3" bars, such as no entry signs, one way signs, no parking signs, etc.

Now I'm not suggesting that you go out in the middle of the night with a hacksaw and chop down a nice length of 3" bar, but it wouldn't harm to ring the local council highways dept to see where they get the bars from or how they dispose of the older ones.
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    Big-AL
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    RE: Potential cheap source for 3" bars 2004/02/24 19:24:31 (permalink)
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    How to attatch weight to it though?

    The scaffold 2" is just the right size so that oly discs slide straight on, however you would have to narrow the ends of a 3" bar to allow for the discs.

    Maybe you could slide a scaffold bar through the middle so it sticks out either end, couple of collars and it is sorted! Depends how big the bore is through the sign post though...

    AL
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    chaos31
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    RE: Potential cheap source for 3" bars 2004/02/24 20:10:27 (permalink)
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    I dont want to seem like tha bad guy but one night affter a round of drinks we ran over a sign and took it home and I have it in my backyard. I also have an old oly bar I never use that I got from some old man. I wonder if i can just cut off the ends and weld them on. The pole is hollow so I wonder what kinda weight it can take before it buckles.
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    RE: Potential cheap source for 3" bars 2004/02/24 20:26:44 (permalink)
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    Well i lifted just over 500 lbs on a 2" scaffold bar which is hollow and a friend lifted about 570 lbs on it, so if it is anything like the same it should be strong enough because obviously the thicker the bar the less weight you can handle on it anyway.

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    RE: Potential cheap source for 3" bars 2004/02/24 22:13:28 (permalink)
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    fcukig hell al, you've got some supporting grip strength there mate.
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    RE: Potential cheap source for 3" bars 2004/02/24 23:26:47 (permalink)
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    quote:
    Originally posted by Dr Helium


    Basically all the road signs are made from 3" bars, such as no entry signs, one way signs, no parking signs, etc.




    Im pretty sure that the gauge is next to F*$k all on the tube used in road signs, so it will buckle with not a great deal of weight on. That is unless you had the scaff bar running its entire length.

    I could possibly siphon[:p] some pipe from work that is 3", im pretty sure we have some in at 3+1/2" and some at 4" if anyone would be interested.
    If asked nicely (read gently bribed) i could probably sort something out with them to take 2" plates, and in whatever length/config wanted
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    RE: Potential cheap source for 3" bars 2004/02/25 00:52:12 (permalink)
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    how much deniro are we talking here mate?
    rob
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    Mr Jingles
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    RE: Potential cheap source for 3" bars 2004/02/25 14:16:59 (permalink)
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    quote:
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    how much deniro are we talking here mate?
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    hard to say off the cuff mate, tell me what size/length you want and ill put something up for you.
    Its just as easy to make a few ie 5-10 at a time as opposed to singles at a time if there is any more interest, or if you wanted a 2", 2+1/2" and a 3"+ (think the biggest tube we got is 120mm but its quiet hard to waltz off with a length of that [:p], but not impossible) the only stuff i would have to buy in is the 2" and for strength + ease of manufacture will run the length of the bar.

    EDIT - you will basicly want something like a 7ft bar, with 4ft being your chosen dia of tube
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    RE: Potential cheap source for 3" bars 2004/02/25 20:02:17 (permalink)
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    quote:
    Originally posted by Robert

    fcukig hell al, you've got some supporting grip strength there mate.
    rob


    Cheers!

    AL
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    T-Bone123
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    RE: Potential cheap source for 3" bars 2004/02/29 20:16:47 (permalink)
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    quote:
    Originally posted by Mr Jingles

    quote:
    Originally posted by Robert

    how much deniro are we talking here mate?
    rob



    hard to say off the cuff mate, tell me what size/length you want and ill put something up for you.
    Its just as easy to make a few ie 5-10 at a time as opposed to singles at a time if there is any more interest, or if you wanted a 2", 2+1/2" and a 3"+ (think the biggest tube we got is 120mm but its quiet hard to waltz off with a length of that [:p], but not impossible) the only stuff i would have to buy in is the 2" and for strength + ease of manufacture will run the length of the bar.

    EDIT - you will basicly want something like a 7ft bar, with 4ft being your chosen dia of tube




    I would definitely be interested in a 2" 7ft Bar!
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    Mr Jingles
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    RE: Potential cheap source for 3" bars 2004/03/01 00:36:25 (permalink)
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    T-Bone take a look at http://www.muscletalk.co.uk/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=73721

    theres a bit more info on there about them.
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