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scalesEW
Dec 2, 2001 5:32 AM
Where can I get an accurate digital or traditional scale to weigh my bike and parts?
re: scalesBiknben
Dec 3, 2001 1:42 PM
I got a nice digital fish scale from an outdoor/sportsman's store. These are good for weighing your bike. If you want to weigh smaller parts go to an office supply store. They have smaller scales for weighing mail. The fish scale I got cost $50 and the smaller scale was around $80.

Oh yes...I am a weight weenie!!! :-)
legal weight?DaveG
Dec 3, 2001 5:11 PM
Wouldn't the danger with using a fish scale be that if your bike gets too light you'll have to throw it back? Seriously though, what's the accuracy of one of these?
re: scalesmantissa
Dec 3, 2001 7:15 PM
Maybe this is what one of the previous responses was talking about but I have a Berkley digital fish scale. digital read out with tenths of a pound, 0-50 lb range. 0.1 lb isn't terribly precise, but it does seem quite accurate and consistent from what i can tell. works well for weighing bike by hanging by the saddle rails. Got it for about $25 on ebay. Check the URL for the page. This is the cheapest option for a decent hanging instrument. I would like to have a precise sit-on-table device for weighing the small parths though.

http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1028826536
That's the one I have...Biknben
Dec 4, 2001 8:07 AM
Unfortunately, I paid $50 for it. I find it to be accurate and consistant with my bikes. A tenth of a pound is good enough for me.