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Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
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popawheelie
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by popawheelie

I'm looking for a inexpensive scale. A used one would be fine I guess. I found this one on the net. Any other places?
http://www.jsdigitalscales.com/inc/pdetail?v=1&pid=150

Trek/VW
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by Trek/VW

max weight 360g... You can't weigh frames, wheels etc. (unless they're really light of course :wink: )

Dellucci
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by Dellucci

Hello Popawheelie I rode a Tune pricelist some times ago and there was a scales special for bikes and bike parts in there...not very exspensive....
ciao
Dellucci

popawheelie
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by popawheelie

I would be weighing small parts that I tune before and after. Also
components, but nothing like a fork or frame.

popawheelie
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by popawheelie

Here's another one. Is there anything wrong with it?
http://www.scales.net/mn_prods/e550/e550_summ.php

nikh
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by nikh

Check out Office Depot or eBay is where I bought mine.

eBay link

Then filter on the left to narrow things down a bit.

teutscher
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by teutscher

especially for germans and maybe other eu-guys: "aldi nord" has a digital kitchenscale (3000g max; 1g scaling) for about 10euro within the next few days. i own one of these - checked it with several combinations of coins and it seems quite accurate. dunno if it's just for german aldi or all aldis (nord) in europe share the same offers

popawheelie
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by popawheelie

t, If you go to FAQ and then "what scale should I use" there are some good general recomendations. Since I'm going to be measuring small parts it is recomended that the scale have a resolution of +-0.1 grams.
I'm ordering a scale today for small parts. I guess I won't be able to weigh a frame or wheels. If I have to measure them I could go to a scale somewhere.

teutscher
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by teutscher

popawheelie wrote:t, If you go to FAQ and then "what scale should I use" there are some good general recomendations. Since I'm going to be measuring small parts it is recomended that the scale have a resolution of +-0.1 grams.
I'm ordering a scale today for small parts. I guess I won't be able to weigh a frame or wheels. If I have to measure them I could go to a scale somewhere.


who does really need that? it's only useful for bolts and extremely tiny stuff. if you take 1 digit as real mistake of the scale, this meant 1g. as most things in here are stems, posts, bars, seats... all in all the "larger" stuff, there's no need to give weights in a 1/10g resolution. in my opinion it's a very cheap solution and and covers - especially in bikeparts - a wide range of parts to be messeured reasonable exactly.

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oops, didn't recognize that you're the initial poster of this thread :)
my answer wasn't refering to you but the topic in generell

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by zoey

How about a accurate hanging scale? Any ideas?
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Paul_nl
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by Paul_nl

Why don't you guys buy an professional scale?

Those kitchen scales are not very accurate. And 5% scale discrepancy gives an difference of 25gram for an crankset with an weight of 500gram.

martroy
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by martroy

Does anybody uses one of these electronic hanging fish scales? Is it precise enough to weight a complete bike ?

Here is one I'm looking at:
http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie ... 72714&rd=1

Thanks,

Martin
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marijnvdoorn
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by marijnvdoorn

hi,

I bought mine at IKEA, but i don't know if they excist in the USA.

It is a digital one, accurate at 1 gram, and they given weights are very true conmpared to this sitelistings!
It weighs up to 3000 gr.

The best part: it only costs 12 euro.


groeten Marijn

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Arjan
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by Arjan

Thanks Marijn
Now i know where to get one!

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yoko
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by yoko

For all of us who wants to weight bike parts (including frames) to 0.1g precision the iBalance Mid Series i2600 is the scale that i think will perfectly do the job. This model will weight up to 2600g in .1g accuracy.

http://www.saveonscales.com/i500.html

the downside, it's expensive: $150 on eStores , $135 on ebay

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