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Old 09-27-12, 12:02 AM   #1
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Inexpensive Hanging Scale For Bikes?

I am succumbing to weight weenieism and would like to buy a hanging scale to weigh my bikes. Can you guys recommend an inexpensive digital hanging scale, suitable for things from 10 lb to 40 lb, that reads to 1 gram and is pretty accurate?

Yes, I have tried balancing the bike on my kitchen scale. Yes, I have tried holding the bike on my bathroom scale. Yes, I could stand to lose a few pounds myself. Yes, I am ashamed of myself.

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Old 09-27-12, 01:01 AM   #2
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Cheap, Precise, Accurate - pick any two.
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I am using this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/20g-40Kg-Dig...item19d3ce8dac

It is only accurate up to 10 grams, good enough for me though.

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This is the setup thats close enough for my needs. $8 at walmart in the luggage section.





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I am using this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/20g-40Kg-Dig...item19d3ce8dac

It is only accurate up to 10 grams, good enough for me though.
I have one of these too. I've been using it for a year or two and it works great. Accurate enough for me on a whole bike. And you can't beat the price!

For smaller items I bought a small gram scale also on ebay for less than $10.
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Be aware that you can get a bigger reduction in overall weight by taking a healthy dump before you leave
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Be aware that you can get a bigger reduction in overall weight by taking a healthy dump before you leave
That's not right. If you take one you will weigh more. You need to leave one!
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I use a fishing scale and some zip-ties.
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I used to use a lab scale that my mother owned, it read down to the milligram (spelled overkill) but was probably only accurate to a 10th of a gram. You couldn't use it for a whole bike (max load was like 5lbs or something) but I had used it for a few components out of curiosity. I was looking for it the other day and my mom had apparently given it to my younger sister's school because she never uses it. Damn kids and their education.
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Okay, I ordered a scale. American Weigh SR20, $13 on Amazon. Seems like decent quality, from the reviews.

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