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Fish 'scales' anyone?

Old 01-19-06, 10:52 AM
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Fish 'scales' anyone?

I'd like fairly accurate way to weigh my bike and others periodically. The best thing I've heard about is a fish scale. Meant to be accurate and inexpensive.

Anyone know a good place to purchase one, and how much the cost?

PS all scaly fish jokes unwelcome
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performance bike scale

feedback scale

cheap rapala scale

cheap berkely fish scale

OBTW there is this new invention, its called "google" give it a try

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Old 01-19-06, 11:26 AM
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This is what you want.

http://www.feedbacksports.com/
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Originally Posted by mrt10x
performance bike scale

feedback scale

cheap rapala scale

cheap berkely fish scale

OBTW there is this new invention, its called "google" give it a try
My friend, I have previously familiarized myself with the search engine 'google'. Indeed, I have found it useful in a myriad of ways. However, I was not looking only for where to purchase these contraptions, I also wanted personal reviews and tips. Google, however smart it is, cannot answer my question to the specificity I want it, with different opinions and such.

I do however, thank you for the trouble you did take to get the links through 'google'.

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Originally Posted by mrt10x
performance bike scale

feedback scale

cheap rapala scale

cheap berkely fish scale

OBTW there is this new invention, its called "google" give it a try
How accurate are the $20 scales compared to the $60 scales?
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I killed 2 birds with one stone.... bought a normal scale that is accurate to 0.2lbs... keep it in the bathroom or wherever... when I want to know how much my bike weighs... I weigh myself... then I weigh myself + bike and take the difference.

Just my solution to a simple problem. Can't justify buying a scale just for my bike and until the bike gets under 5lbs... I can't use my postage scale!

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one thing I noticed was the bike scales seemed to have a much lower "minimum" I think one was 50 grams.. while the fish scales did not mention a minimum...

OP, your question was specifically.. where to purchase one and how much they cost was it not..
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That was the last thing I said, but I implied in the first sentence that your opinion was welcome.

thanks mate.
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There is a number of cheaper ($20.00) digital fish scales on the market and really whats the difference if its off by 2 or 3 ozs. Save the money you would have spent on a expencive scale and buy some lighter bike component.
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Where do I buy a fish scale? Try a tackle shop or a sporting goods store, dah.
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Try your lbs. At least mine has one that they let me use for free. No need to buy a $65 product that you will use once a year.
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Walmart or basicly anywhere they sell fishing supplies. I was at a LBS that allows me to use there shop to do the few things I'm unable to do at home with my bike tools. I was using thier headset remover and noticed on the wall they had a fish scale that they used for bikes. I beleive it had the name Normark which is the company that imports Rapala brand fishing equipment in to USA.
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Thanks everyone who took me seriously and helped. You know who you are and who you are not.

Obviously, I could go on google and find some scales. I REPEAT, I AM ALSO LOOKING FOR ADVICE AND TIPS ON WHICH ONE TO BUY! IF YOU SUFFER FROM NOT-BEING-ABLE-TO-READ-12-POST-THREADGITIS, PLEASE GO TO THE LOCAL ASYLUM. Sorry, had to do that.

If all you can do is comment on my 'stupidity', then don't comment at all.

Thanks mates
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Bass Pro Shops
http://www.basspro.com/servlet/catal...ENT_FISHSCALES

Cabela's
http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/te...ainCatcat20166

Probably about a hunnerd other fish tackle related sites out there on the 'net have scales. As a side note, folks in certain fishing circles view digital scales as being notoriously inaccurate. But then, these are generally folks that might have hundreds of dollars riding on fractions of an ounce. The spring type are best and generally, the more expensive the spring type scale, the tighter the tolerances and more accurate.
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Originally Posted by CommuterRun
Bass Pro Shops
http://www.basspro.com/servlet/catal...ENT_FISHSCALES

Cabela's
http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/te...ainCatcat20166

Probably about a hunnerd other fish tackle related sites out there on the 'net have scales. As a side note, folks in certain fishing circles view digital scales as being notoriously inaccurate. But then, these are generally folks that might have hundreds of dollars riding on fractions of an ounce. The spring type are best and generally, the more expensive the spring type scale, the tighter the tolerances and more accurate.
Thats interesting because in hand reloading for benchrest shooting digital scales are considered the most accurate, of course we are talking about $200 dollar scales vs $20 digital fish scales.
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How accurate of a scale do you need. The cheapest fish scale is going to be more accurate than you need. Even when you get a weight accurate to the gram, we don't know if that icludes your full tool kit, 2 full water bottles, pedals, etc. As long as the scale goes up to 25 lbs. it will work. If your bike weighs more than 25 lbs. you don't want to know. My Pinarello weighs 24.742 lbs. I just bought a new saddle, so I will have the same saddle on both my bikes. I think that will bring the weight down to 24.651 lbs. I am going to be climbing hills like Rassmussen, then.
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Screw scales.
Just keep believing your bike is overweight
Good excuse to keep upgrading
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