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    Bummed

    Been weighing my bike at the LBSs digital hanging scale all this while. While I notice that the scale seems a little off, I always thought I had a 24lb bike. Today I got an al-cheapo plastic spring loaded fish scale.

    It read 26 lbs.

    Bummer...

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    That's right....
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    you shoulda saved your money and bought a decent digital hanging scale.
    do you have bathroom scale?

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    I bought a fish scale and it was off by 20 %, they are inaccurate pieces of junk. Of course it read high because that is what fisherman want to to see.

    You need to buy a digital sclae if you want accuracy.

    The bathroom scale works pretty good too.
    There is no added value to my participation - in fact, just more confusion.

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    By bathroom scale, I guess you mean the weight-of-bike+rider-minus-weight-of-rider trick?

    Tried that before. It told me I had a 30lb bike!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by GearHead
    I bought a fish scale and it was off by 20 %, they are inaccurate pieces of junk. Of course it read high because that is what fisherman want to to see.

    You need to buy a digital sclae if you want accuracy.

    The bathroom scale works pretty good too.

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    Dang....

    Quote Originally Posted by leleklegrunt
    By bathroom scale, I guess you mean the weight-of-bike+rider-minus-weight-of-rider trick?

    Tried that before. It told me I had a 30lb bike!!!
    I hope my scale is showing heavier than real. It says my Stumpy is 29 lbs! Then again, I got fatty winter tires, fenders, etc. I was hoping in race mode it was gonna be 25 lbs, but it came out to 26-26.5 or so

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    Alpine Scale

    I saved a few $$ and bought a factory second diret from feedback sports ( it has a little two tone color) and it's with in 20 to 30 grams on complete bikes averaging 20 to 24 lbs this is conpared to a scale used to count electrical components that cost around $2500.00 dollars

    Also is the same 20-30 grams when compared to weighing all the parts up individually on a gram scale !

    links & reviews

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/tech.php?...ultimate_scale

    www.feedbacksports.com

    720-514-9057

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    Quote Originally Posted by leleklegrunt
    By bathroom scale, I guess you mean the weight-of-bike+rider-minus-weight-of-rider trick?

    Tried that before. It told me I had a 30lb bike!!!
    Your methodology must be flawed. You should be able to get within +/- 0.5 lbs using this method. Are you sure that you weren't leaning forward to read the scale or holding the bike in front of you when doing this?
    There is no added value to my participation - in fact, just more confusion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spin Cycle
    I saved a few $$ and bought a factory second diret from feedback sports ( it has a little two tone color) and it's with in 20 to 30 grams on complete bikes averaging 20 to 24 lbs this is conpared to a scale used to count electrical components that cost around $2500.00 dollars

    Also is the same 20-30 grams when compared to weighing all the parts up individually on a gram scale !

    links & reviews

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/tech.php?...ultimate_scale

    www.feedbacksports.com

    720-514-9057
    Thanks for the information. I ordered one of them yesterday, pretty good deal on the "seconds".

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    if you do the bodyscale trick, make sure you

    - dont stand on a carpet or any other soft ground
    - shoulder the bike or place it right above you. Holding the bike aside will result in improper results
    - stand centered on the scale

    the most accurate scale can be found at postal offices, which is where i weigh my bikes. They usually have 20 g increments and can handle bikes that are way beyond 20 kg


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    http://www.basspro.com/servlet/catal...&cmCat=2222206

    "accurate to an ounce". you can also just go to your local sporting goods shop and buy one for around $30.

    i used some free weights to test the accuracy of mine.

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