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    New question here. Where to weigh your bike....accurately ?

    I'm new to this forum, but have been riding a Ti frame for a long time.

    I've often wondered what a good place to weigh my bike would be.

    The typical bathroom scale, I just don't think offers the accuracy most are looking for.

    Anyone have any ideas they would like to share?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reign2Rider View Post
    Okay, something like that. Although the one you likned to has a capacity of 11 lbs. I guess if you know you have a really light bike, that scale may be adequate.

    Also, I didn't see the accuracy listed at all. I'm assuming a lot of those hanging fish scales are chinese made and probably not that accurate. Being off by 1%-5% or more kind of makes a scale useless.

    I guess I just need to look for a high quality hanging scale. As with any precise instrument, quality will cost you more money.

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    Amazon.com: Feedback Sports Alpine Digital Scale: Sports & Outdoors
    Thats the one I have for complete bike weighing. For small components I use a jewelry pocket scale.

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    An ebay scale for under $10 works nicely. it is accurate to +/- 20g, but you can find some with +/-10g accuracy.

    If you want to spend a bit more, then the scale from Feedback Sports(post above) is the choice. Park Tool makes a similar one.

    Chris.

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    Weird they say 40kg/11lb weigh it in kg and convert anyway just a suggestion, spend a bit more and get some better ones. Personally I too have found the ebay cheapies pretty good for accuracy.

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    i just went to my lbs and use their scale.

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    My bathroom scale was .2 of a pound off. Inches weight at the shop it will give me a baseline.

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    Every bike shop in my town has a bike scale and I bought a digital fish scale that does 00.00lbs for around $25
    I got some pretty decent Niners!

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    i have a luggage scale with a hook that i hook under the saddle rail
    it showed 9,8kgs on a epic carbon expert no way its that light we have a parktool scale at work ill try that one might be more accurate
    i did however change bar, stem and added sworks carbon bar ends but those changes lightening it up that much is it possible

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    Any shipping store should have a certified scale. Trusting the calibration of a consumer scale regardless of what it was intended for is a bit of a.crap shoot.

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