Scale - hanging or the flat table top kind?

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jz4nyc
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by jz4nyc

I'm looking to get a scale. Is it better to get table-top kind or hanging kind? If hanging scale, can I weight small things with it? I was thinking of using a container of sorts (like a small bucket), and subtract that individual weight from total weight of whatever part is in there. Don't really care about weighing individual pieces, more about the whole bike, hence why I'm leaning towards that type.

Any suggestions on which is a good but not too expensive model?

Thanks for the tips.

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by prendrefeu

You will want both.

Even if you declare no interest in weighing individual parts now... you will soon enough. You definitely will.

For the hanging, you can go with the Park Tool one, or for a much more affordable option seek out digital scales used for fishing. Ultimate Sports also makes a nice one that works really well (± 10g accuracy).

For table, many options available. Personal favourite is the MyWeigh 7001DX. Accuracy within 1g, up to 7000g capacity, sturdy, backlit, and comes with all sorts of sometimes useful accessories. So the hanging scale can be used for anything over 6.8kg... and when you're going Weight Weenie on your project, you can even weigh the complete built bike entirely on the table top model. Sweet!
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by Frankie - B

go for both, like prendrefeu said you will want them in the near future.

The park scale is waaaay to expensive for such a simple scale. You are better off searching for a "hanging scale" on ebay. While you are at it search for a table top scale as well. (0.1 grams is prefered) If you look good you can get them shipped to your house for less then $ 20. (for the two of them)
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by IAmtnbikr

Ultimate hanging scale works well for me.

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by jz4nyc

thanks guys. who knew there's a whole world of digital hanging fish scales out there. :lol:

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by kregg

jz4nyc wrote:thanks guys. who knew there's a whole world of digital hanging fish scales out there. :lol:



People who weigh fish :noidea:

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He is quite expensive. You can find cheaper versions on the bay.
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by gumgardner

It's only $27. I saw cheaper ones on eBay (around $3.00) from
Hong kong but I figured no way these could be any good. Frankie-B...what model do you have?

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by ricerocket

Anyone have suggestions on a good table top one?

I bought a $10 or so one on eBay, and the results change every time I put something on it. Anywhere from 0-50% error. :evil:

Edit: looks like this model:

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by Camilo

For both the table top and hanging scales, you can find very inexpensive ones at your local big box store, general type store and/or sports store. Cooking area and/or fishing area of the store. These things are only $10 retail locally, and then you can return it if you don't think it's accurate.

Me? I use the postal scale at work, set at kg/gm. and my cheap-o hanging fishing scale (which I checked and is plenty accurate).

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