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    jyl
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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.
    Last edited by jyl; 09-27-12 at 12:15 AM.
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaman View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by jyl View Post
    I am succumbing to weight weenieism
    Be aware that you can get a bigger reduction in overall weight by taking a healthy dump before you leave
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monster Pete View Post
    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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    '61 Bianchi Specialissima / long-term project
    '71 Peugeot G-50 / son
    '7? Peugeot PX-10 / n+1
    '75 Peugeot UO-8 / daughter
    '82 Peugeot PSVN / commuter
    '86 Peugeot PY-10FC / wall art
    '91 Bridgestone MB-Zip / resuming dirt duty
    '92 Bridgestone XO-1 / garage queen
    '92 Cannondale R1000 / <18 lb bike
    '94 Bridgestone MB-5 / Xtracycled
    '97 Vitus 997 OCT / project

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