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PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:15 pm 
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Hi all,

I am looking to buy both a table top scale to weight individual parts and also a bike hanging scale like the Alpine Digital Bike Scale. May I ask for recommendations
of which are the most accurate and the ones most recommended by everyone.

How accurate do they have to be ? - I'd like to buy something like the mechanics use in the pro tour.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:37 pm 
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I bought park...

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:40 pm 
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Berkley digital fish scale.
As far as accuracy goes, they say it was developed by a world renowned scale developing specialist using various proprietary weight measuring technologies that were developed in the aerospace industry. So that makes it pretty much on par with everything else.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 9:09 pm 
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After looking at the Park hanging scale in the flesh (decided against it because it looked poorly put together and flimsy) I bought a 50c (yes half a dollar) hanging scale on the 'Bay. Freight was USD5 from Malaysia to NZ (same worldwide I as I recall).

Wasn't expecting much, but hey, how far wrong can you go for $5.50?

Anyways it arrived reasonably promptly and has been faultless. Easy to use, seems accurate (matches with known weights, provides repeatable results).

Laughing.

GJ


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 9:19 pm 
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Check eBay. I bought a hanging scale for a dollar or two. It works very well. It's from Taiwan. You'll see them if you goto eBay. It's orange and looks like it has a smiley face
On it.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:43 pm 
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For larger stuff, I've also always used a fish scale I happen to own. Comparing to actual weight listings here and elsewhere, it's dead on (accounting for slight variations of course).

For anything that can fit on it, I have always used the digital postage scale at work. I can set it to metric or US weights and in comparing to listings here and elsewhere for identical items, it's accurate.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:56 pm 
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I too bought a cheap eBay scale. It truely is amazing what you can get for a couple of dollars. I has worked for what I want it to and has yet to break. Of course, it did not come with batteries but I got those for free from work. So it still was only a couple of bucks.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:50 pm 
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I swear my hanging Park scale has mood swings and often varies wildy. My normal (flat) Park scale seems fine however and very accurate based on the weights of others.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:47 pm 
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You know, being a weight-oriented forum you'd think there have been plenty of threads on this before.

Oh, look, here's one - 10 seconds using the SEARCH function. :twisted:

viewtopic.php?f=14&t=73341&hilit=scale

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 11:51 pm 
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Lol snap!

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 2:10 am 
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I weighed my bike on two Park hanging scales and they came out the same, used an Ebay one from a friend...and it was .25lbs off.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 3:27 am 
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Getter wrote:
I weighed my bike on two Park hanging scales and they came out the same, used an Ebay one from a friend...and it was .25lbs off.


Question is ... which is the correct one ? You should use a calibration weight to verify.
Sometimes, the 2 Park scales can be wrong rather than other which was obtuse. I use the Ebay ones, and have verified it with a 1 kg standard weight borrowed from a friend. It was dead on ! :noidea:


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 3:31 am 
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The Park scales are from two different shops in two different areas.

I have an Ebay scale on the way. I'll check that one with my friends and see if the weights are the same.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 7:41 pm 
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I recently bought a digial kitchen scale (5000 gms) for like 9USD shipped off ebay. Hope it shows up soon (said 3 to 4 weeks).


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2011 8:40 pm 
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$20 fish scale from bass pro very close to $75 digi lab scale i use for small parts.


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