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

Old 04-10-13, 12:36 PM
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Please recommend a good, cheap digital scale for weighing bikes and parts.

I am getting ready to start my Cannondale ST600 weight weenie project and need a scale. What do you recommend?

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How cheap is cheap?

I really like the Alpine. About $60.

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I have a Park and don't like the accuracy for the $'s. it reads lbs - oz and Kg with only two decimal places. Works well for bikes but I would and will get a smaller one for parts.
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What about fishing scales?
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same here looking for a scale to weigh parts, frames, complete bikes, etc.
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For complete bikes I would use a bathroom scale. It is reasonably accurate.

For parts I use a President's Choice kitchen scale from the grocery store, accurate to 1 gram. So far it's been fine although my usage is to determine which weight bracket my items fall into for shipping.
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i just got a fishing scale with a 50lb limit. mine weighs in pounds/ounces or kilograms to .000 (so it weighs to the whole gram). it's not perfect if you want to weigh all your smallest parts, but it worked fine for the main components and bikes as a whole.

http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/pr...uctId=11287389
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I got a baby scale...digital and not bad at all

we bought it for the kids...but its weighed postal,bike parts, cooking ....all kinds of stuff.
"my weigh mbs 2010" is the model-the baby part comes off and it is a normal scale now.


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This is for complete bicycles and/or frame set and/or "the one that got away"...



This is for small parts...


And this is what some of the bicycles I have owned weigh.
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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.
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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've got the same one, and for that price it's accurate enough! And frankly, it's always been close enough when comparing it with other scales. I use it to weigh anything more than a pound. Below that, its accuracy threshold goes way down.
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I see a lot of digital luggage scales at discount clothing stores (Marshalls, Ross, etc.,) but I haven't tried one yet. I use the bathroom scale method sometimes, or a digital AC coolant scale if I can fit the part on the platform.
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Originally Posted by southpawboston View Post
I've got the same one, and for that price it's accurate enough!
+1 Same here; no complaints.
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Originally Posted by randyjawa View Post
This is for small parts...

I've had the same scale for a couple years now and it's worked well. I bought it as a postal scale for weighing packages to ship, but it works great for bike parts too.

For bike weights, I weigh myself on a regular scale, then weigh myself holding the bike off the ground, then find the difference to get the bike weight. Not the most accurate method, but it's close enough to give me a general idea.
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What about fishing scales?
The problem with fishing scales is that they weigh heavy.
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Originally Posted by Scooper View Post
How cheap is cheap?

I really like the Alpine. About $60.

I have the same one and it's a beauty.
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Originally Posted by due ruote View Post
+1 Same here; no complaints.
+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.
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I have this American Weigh SC-2kg and really like it. It measures as accurately as .1 grams, comes with handy little trays, takes conventional batteries AND can be calibrated. It's only 17 dollars on amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/American-Weigh.../dp/B001RF3XJ2

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Wow, big spenders here.
For small bits and parts
http://www.amazon.com/650-Gram-Digit...keywords=scale

For bigger stuff:
http://www.amazon.com/SE-Electronic-...=luggage+scale
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But then again, this is C&V so
http://www.amazon.com/Triple-Scale-2...=balance+scale
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This one is really good for the price: http://www.leevalley.com/en/garden/p...33,40734,67613
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Originally Posted by randyjawa View Post
This is for small parts...
This is the one I have, too. I weigh parts on it, and I also use it to weight my small, growing puppy

For bikes I take em to the shop to use the hanging scale.
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Nice one!
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for big things, cheap luggage scale

for small things, cheap digi scale


i used to use the bathroom scale method but it's pretty wack imo.. luggage scale is way easier
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