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Old 10-08-2008, 10:51 PM   #1
Troy Archie
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I'm looking to buy or make some micro plates. I see they're sold here but I live in Canada and there's no shipping. Another leads out there or ideas?
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Old 10-09-2008, 12:54 AM   #2
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It's cheap and not very difficult to build these yourself, see http://www.performancemenu.com/forum...read.php?t=869
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Old 10-09-2008, 09:26 AM   #3
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I just use some small chain loops, however, they provide 1.25lb pairs, not kilo measurements. I've still not fully converted to kilos.
http://patrickhdonnelly.blogspot.com...ht-plates.html
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Old 10-09-2008, 11:35 AM   #4
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My favorite is 1 7/8" washers. They cost about $1 each, fit an olympic bar and weigh about .55 lb/.25 kg each.

http://www.amazon.com/1-7-USS-FLAT-W...6855&sr =8-12
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Old 10-09-2008, 11:49 PM   #5
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Iron Woody ships internationally. However, I like Craig's solution. I wish I had known about those washer's sooner.
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Old 10-10-2008, 10:39 AM   #6
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both craig's and patrick's ideas are really sharp..going to have to do that.
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Old 11-24-2008, 03:57 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by Craig Loizides View Post
My favorite is 1 7/8" washers. They cost about $1 each, fit an olympic bar and weigh about .55 lb/.25 kg each.

http://www.amazon.com/1-7-USS-FLAT-W...6855&sr =8-12
I like this idea the best but are you sure those fit an Olympic bar. I did the conversion and 1 7/8" is 47.625mm. I thought the diameter of the collar of an Olympic bar was 50mm.
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Old 11-24-2008, 04:45 PM   #8
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I think the way washers are sized is that the washer will fit a bolt 1-7/8" big...therefore the opening is slightly larger than that. I don't know...don't hold me to that. Let me go look it up.
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Old 11-25-2008, 07:17 AM   #9
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The 1-7/8" washers I bought have an inside diameter of 2". They fit every olympic bar I've tried them on.

http://www.nutty.com/pdfcharts/uss_flat_washer.pdf

If you're worried they won't fit or want a slightly heavier washer you can go to a larger size.
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Old 11-25-2008, 12:11 PM   #10
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I just found these 1.25 lb plates for a pretty good price, http://www.bwproducts.com/fitness/eq...ting/index.htm
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