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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 4:15 pm 
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Hi all,
I've been lurking for some time, and now I've actually built a bike that isn't so heavy, I'm trying to weigh it.
Now, that might seem a bit of an obvious/easy thing to do, but with my beautifully crafted Chinese luggage scales my De Rosa King RS weighs somewhere between 6.4 and 7 kilos. What seems to be happening is that every day it is putting on weight :) .. which may be true for me, but not for the bike, unless a family of mice have taken up residence in the down tube. This is somewhat perplexing as I've been fitting successively lighter components in the final part of the build which is why I've been obsessively weighing it to see what effect they have! The scales also seem to think that the bike is 14.4 - 14.9 lbs which doesn't correlate with the kilos either (?)

Can anybody point me at the thread that discusses how to calibrate your scales, and which ones are best? I have some new ones on order that will max out at 25kg which should improve resolution from my 50kg scales I have now, but I think I'm going to have to make a reference weight to figure out how accurate they are... any clues welcome!!!
thanks!


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Just get a hanging bike scale. I have a Park Tool and it's been accurate for me.

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