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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:28 pm 
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I currently use both the park tool scales but they seem cheap and I doubt they are very accurate. Where can I get a better scale for weighing the bike and a small one for parts? Thanks!


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:02 pm 
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Any scientiufic scales should do. Just because a scale is cheap just not mean it is not accurrate. Have you weighed a known mass on it yet, like 100 ml of water. You will need to measure the volume properly using a burette but that simple.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:58 pm 
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For small parts any LCD digital kitchen scale will work fine. Even the cheapest ones are surprisingly accurate, usually to within a gram or two. Mostly the accuracy is close to the unit increments displayed, e.g. if it measures in 2 gram increments it is probably accurate to within about 2g.


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Bought this one a week ao two ago and it works perfectly. ~$17 shipped. 0.1 gram accuracy and up to 2kg. Perfect for ww stuff

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:06 am 
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For the small parts Ive always used this and has been consistently accurate and then some baggage scales for the bike as a whole if need be from amazon. Effectively an accurate set of kitchen scales will do for the small bits. I have used the park tools one and agree its not brilliant.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 4:15 pm 
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I work in a place with lots of often-calibrated scales. So I can compare my Park very easily. My Park has remained very accurate.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 6:45 pm 
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I call all these types of scales scienftific scales, probably wrongly.

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