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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 03-20-07, 08:20 PM   #1
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Scales

Here is a dumb question, but where the heck does one get a scale that goes up past 300lbs, most scales I have seen only go to about 250.....
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Old 03-20-07, 08:39 PM   #2
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Here is a dumb question, but where the heck does one get a scale that goes up past 300lbs, most scales I have seen only go to about 250.....
If you live near a hospital, most physical therapy units have a scale for wheelchair users and those generally go to 600 pounds because of powered wheelchairs, etc. If you call ahead, they'll generally let you use them.
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Old 03-21-07, 01:24 AM   #3
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Health O Meter makes some quality scales. They have a few units that go to 300lbs:

http://www.healthometer.com/Products.aspx?id=269
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Old 03-21-07, 08:12 AM   #4
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I'm lucky enough to work in healthcare, and my company gave me a nice Health-O-Meter scale recently. It's a digital display unit like found in doctor's offices, and goes up to 400lbs. Has a lead-acid battery that will last forever, I think

Anyway, Health-o-Meter makes nice stuff, as does Seca.

My company actually sells their professional line. Not cheap, but they are available. Most "home health" shops will also be able to help you out.
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I'm lucky enough to work in healthcare, and my company gave me a nice Health-O-Meter scale recently. It's a digital display unit like found in doctor's offices, and goes up to 400lbs. Has a lead-acid battery that will last forever, I think

Anyway, Health-o-Meter makes nice stuff, as does Seca.

My company actually sells their professional line. Not cheap, but they are available. Most "home health" shops will also be able to help you out.
I was just wondering, when most scales top out at 250, and a guy weighs in at 352lbs, how does he know? I now have my answer, there are scales that go higher, much higher.
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Maybe this is a dumb idea, but couldn't you just use two standard scales with one foot on each scale? Then you just add the two weights together to get the total. What I wonder though is would putting all of one's weight on one scale momentarily (while getting on or off), temporarily overloading the scale, do damage to the scale?
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I have a Tanita digital scale with body fat% -- goes up to 330lbs
http://www.tanita.com/BodyFat_BodyWater.shtml
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I found one at Bed Bath and Beyond that goes to 350. I think they also have them at Linen N things too. Nice large digital readout, well its only nice as the number decline.
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Old 03-21-07, 07:15 PM   #9
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I have this one. Lots of features and goes up to 350. I have had it for about six months and I love it. Got it at Wal-Mart for $40.
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