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2009/07/27 22:55:56 (permalink)
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cheapest place for 55kg dumbells??

after a cheap set of 55kgs dumbells anyone know wheres the cheapest place to get them from? or know of anyone selling a set??
 
so far ive found these- http://www.healthandfitnesssuperstore.com/acatalog/info_Yorklegacy55.html
works out £165 inc p&p
 
thanks arnold
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    arnold84
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    Re:cheapest place for 55kg dumbells?? 2009/07/27 23:04:25 (permalink)
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    Just thought can you get olympic dumbell bars? and some how make up 55kg with olympic plates or wouldnt this work?
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    Re:cheapest place for 55kg dumbells?? 2009/07/27 23:50:34 (permalink)
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    Your best bet would probably be to buy some 18" spinlock dumbell bars and then get the pro style slim plates. You can get 60kg in 5kg plates on them safely.
     
    Worked out a bit cheaper than buying fixed weights when I got mine a year or so ago.
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    Re:cheapest place for 55kg dumbells?? 2009/07/28 01:18:06 (permalink)
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    thanks dude, any idea where to get them from?
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    Re:cheapest place for 55kg dumbells?? 2009/07/28 04:43:32 (permalink)
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    dumbell shop
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    Re:cheapest place for 55kg dumbells?? 2009/07/28 08:56:53 (permalink)
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    Iron Dave

    Your best bet would probably be to buy some 18" spinlock dumbell bars and then get the pro style slim plates. You can get 60kg in 5kg plates on them safely.
     
    Worked out a bit cheaper than buying fixed weights when I got mine a year or so ago.


    Yeah that would be cheaper, i do this but if you want to load them to the max expect to break the collars constantly. If i drop mine say from a height of 2-3 foot the cast iron spinlock collars seen to just break in half! problem is i cant seem to find anywhere that just sells the collars so i end up buying another bar just to get the collars meaning ive got like 10 bar,and 18 broken collars.


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    Re:cheapest place for 55kg dumbells?? 2009/07/28 12:55:41 (permalink)
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    I think these were the best when I got mine.....

    www.worldofhealthandleisure.co.uk

    Grantonio, I have never had a problem with the collars breaking on mine. I try my best not to drop them too harshly though. Are you dropping them directly onto a hard floor?
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    Re:cheapest place for 55kg dumbells?? 2009/07/28 13:40:24 (permalink)
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    I've got olympic dumbell bars, if you've got olympic weights then they are an ok compromise.  I don't tend to do a lot of dumbell work though.

    The other week when I had access to a gym with proper fixed dumbells they were a lot easier to use than the olympic ones, but as I say they are a useful compromise.



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    Re:cheapest place for 55kg dumbells?? 2009/07/28 14:08:05 (permalink)
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    BigPete

    I've got olympic dumbell bars, if you've got olympic weights then they are an ok compromise.  I don't tend to do a lot of dumbell work though.

    The other week when I had access to a gym with proper fixed dumbells they were a lot easier to use than the olympic ones, but as I say they are a useful compromise.


    we got olympic plates up our gym but how would i make up 55kg? obviously i cant use large diametre plates like the 15kgs as that is gonna be too big. can you ge extra heavy olympic dumbell bars?
    post edited by arnold84 - 2009/07/28 14:15:10
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    Re:cheapest place for 55kg dumbells?? 2009/07/28 14:12:12 (permalink)
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    BigPete

    I've got olympic dumbell bars, if you've got olympic weights then they are an ok compromise.  I don't tend to do a lot of dumbell work though.

    The other week when I had access to a gym with proper fixed dumbells they were a lot easier to use than the olympic ones, but as I say they are a useful compromise.


    we got olympic plates up our gym but how would i make up 55kg? obviously i cant use large diametre plates like the 15kgs as that is gonna be too big.



    Thats where the compromise bit comes in....they will be ok for some exercises, but others you find are restricted.  I've had 40kg on mine (a 15 and a 5 on each side) and its manageable.  I don't do curls though, I have an ez bar for that.

    As I say though, its just a thought if you already had olympic plates.  


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    Re:cheapest place for 55kg dumbells?? 2009/07/28 14:48:19 (permalink)
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    I agree with the earlier comment about dropping the bells. Regardless of the quality, welded or collar locked, if they are regularly dropped on the floor they will become damaged.  

     
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