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Please recommend a good, cheap digital scale for weighing bikes and parts.

Old 04-10-13, 08:06 PM
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Old 04-10-13, 08:08 PM
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http://www.amazon.com/American-Weigh...+scale+hanging
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Old 04-10-13, 09:32 PM
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I have a digital bathroom scale that reads out to 0.1 pounds. As long as none of the four legs sits in a "soft spot" on the floor, it works really well. Obviously it's not acceptable for weighing things anywhere near 0.1 pounds.

It also has a secondary feature where it tells me how fat I am, which in turn motivates me to ride my bike.
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Old 04-10-13, 10:21 PM
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Originally Posted by longbeachgary View Post
+1 for this one, although it doesn't measure down to 1 gram/ .1 ounce
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Old 04-11-13, 12:45 AM
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
+3, and I've weighed pedals, etc. I have a postal scale from stamps.com for the other stuff, but I've even weighed bunjee cords with the < $4 ace, about 8 days from China. I may actually have another one lying around.

You may want to order one before N Korea has an "oops" moment and vaporizes itself. I'm thinking that will hold up trade for a while.
I bought one of these Ebay scales, not expecting much, and it has proven to be quite accurate at the weights I have chosen to test (1 lb and greater). And yes, you might want to order one before it comes with a little added fallout on it.

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Old 04-11-13, 12:54 AM
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Originally Posted by gaucho777 View Post
I have one of these, and I've found it to be perfectly adequate for my needs. It is 100% accurate? Perhaps not, but I'm sure it's close enough, and, for $3.23 with free shipping, it's more than adequate for my needs.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/20g-40Kg-Poc...item3ccb0014d9

I use my wife's digital food scale for small parts. I try to do it when she's not looking.
I bought one of these based on a recommendation from gaucho777 to someone else a while back. And as southpawboston said it's accurate enough for the money. But then again I'm not weighing screws and washers either.
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Old 04-11-13, 06:08 AM
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How would you guys rate your scale on a scale of 1 to 10?
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Old 04-11-13, 10:21 AM
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Old 04-11-13, 10:41 AM
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Don't weight bikes and parts so can't help. But I do have a nice 0 to 10 lb scale I used for weighing postal stuff.
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Old 01-25-14, 05:03 AM
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For big objects you can use a luggage travel scale. There are many to choose from at Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_st?qi...011&sort=price

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Old 01-25-14, 11:52 AM
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Keep an eye out for harbor freight sales, picked up a .1 gram accurate scale for 10 bucks many years ago, I've had to recalibrate it once in all that time. I also use an old kitchen scale for larger parts like cranks and wheelsets, also a sub $20 Amazon luggage scale for whole bikes .1 lb accuracy.
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Old 01-25-14, 04:40 PM
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Bathroom scales suck for weighing bikes IMO. Too variable depending on how you stand, how you hold the bike, etc.

I got a hanging fish scale off ebay from China for like $3. Digital and reads out to .01lbs, not that I expect it to be accurate to that level.

Got a gram scale off ebay for weighing small stuff, also from China, for like $7. Works great.
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Old 01-25-14, 06:01 PM
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Originally Posted by FastJake View Post
Bathroom scales suck for weighing bikes IMO. Too variable depending on how you stand, how you hold the bike, etc.

I got a hanging fish scale off ebay from China for like $3. Digital and reads out to .01lbs, not that I expect it to be accurate to that level.

Got a gram scale off ebay for weighing small stuff, also from China, for like $7. Works great.
+10 Bathroom scale sucks for weighing bike. I have used one of those ebay luggage scales, cheap and effective. One like this one, buy it now, less than $3 delivered. If you wear it out, it only cost $3….

Eventually, I "upgraded" to a bike scale, picked up at a garage sale naturally. But the $3 one was more than good enough.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/20g-40Kg-Poc...item2a356ac8ad
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Old 01-25-14, 06:28 PM
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Sunlite digital bike scale from eBay, about $20. It is designed to clamp in a work stand.

That's the best I can do for a picture, but I'm sure you can find it online.

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Old 04-22-14, 01:28 AM
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I think there are many fishing and hanging scale on ebay that have price in between $10 to $50 why not you buy one of them? These scales have different features that you want with accuracy and best designs.

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Old 04-22-14, 05:56 AM
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Originally Posted by rootboy View Post
Don't weight bikes and parts so can't help. But I do have a nice 0 to 10 lb scale I used for weighing postal stuff.
I don't weigh bikes, either. Why do people do it? Does it have to do with bike flipping--the ability to tell people what things weigh? Or is it just fun to know, somehow?
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Old 04-22-14, 07:15 AM
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Curiosity for me. For all the hype around light weight, I have found some of the less desirable parts being lighter than those that bring a premium price. I was surprised to find my Brooks Pro with chrome to be over 1 lb and the Fllite with Ti about half the amount. Did it make a difference in choice? No. I will ride the Brooks first.

I found a pair of Look SPD's for $10 that are much lighter than the Campagnolo Chorus/Record set I bought for $20. I ride with clips and straps now!

I think that a bathroom scale is adequate for monitoring the most important weight contributor, my gut. I can loose 3 lbs more easily on my motor than my drive train.
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Old 04-22-14, 07:21 AM
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For total bike weight, use a bathroom scale -- and also start weighing yourself! You can achieve much more weight loss by taking it off yourself, and it will help your overall health and well-being as well. This assumes that you are overweight, of course, which most Americans are. I started tracking calories and weight 3 years ago and lost 30 lbs, and I have maintained that weight now for 2.5 years. That's the good news. The bad news is that I noticed very little difference in performance on my bike.

For bike parts, I have a small digital scale that I bought for weighing food. It only cost about $20 but works great and will display weights in ounces or grams. I am not much of a weight-weanie, but it is fun weighing parts on occasion. My main concern is tire weights, because that affects performance more than just about anything on a bike.
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Old 04-22-14, 08:03 AM
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Cheap digital luggage scale and a velcro strap work great. I use a kitchen scale with dial for postage.
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Old 06-13-14, 03:14 AM
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I am using PS-B500 for weighing bike parts and other weighing measurements that i need. It a stain less steel platter bench scale with many functions and accuracy that i need.

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There are many hanging digital scales on eBay and other online scale stores. Search a bit and you will come across a large variety of scales. You may chose best of them for you.
I am currently using PS-100CR ( 100lb-x-0.05lb Hanging digital Scale), I use this scale with the help of a 6 feet high stand specially made for hanging the scale. It makes my weighing very easy and accurate also......just hang the scale on the stand and the hang your bike on your scale with its hook and that's it.

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Old 07-11-14, 06:54 AM
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Originally Posted by RFC View Post
I am getting ready to start my Cannondale ST600 weight weenie project and need a scale. What do you recommend?

Thanks
Any scale should be properly calibrated, and the smaller the item the more important this is. Very few scales under $100, will be properly calibrated, and that includes your bathroom scale. Calibration is done by using a set of known weights, and adjusting the scale so that it reads properly across the known weight range. If you use two scales, like a hanging scale and postal scale, they need to be calibrated at the same time. A digital scale is not more accurate then an analogue scale, it just reads differently some analogue scales are actually digital scales internally. True weight weenies use grams, not pounds, so you want the scale calibrated for metric weights, to within .1g.

Really though for me, my heaviest bike is ~16kg, the lighter bike is closer to 11½kg, the engine can afford to lose at least 20kg, so bike weight doesn't matter, at this point. If the engine can drop that 20kg it needs to, which I have been trying for about 15 years now, then it might matter. Too many things get in the way of too many bike rides...
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