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Weights....for dummies!!(4 posts)

Weights....for dummies!!DWridesGT
Jan 31, 2002 3:15 AM
Okay, I read all about how many grams this is weighs, and how many ounces that weighs. It is all good, it is really helpful. But, could someone PLEASE reply and put a simple post with comparision "real world" weights so someone like myself could understand.

I was floored to learn that by reducing 30 grams of weight from my bike I removed the equavilant of only 2 house keys. This kind of weight comparison would be really helpful and much needed. I think a lot of people would be surprised to learn exactly what things really weigh in the "real world".

Example.... 1lb is about half a water bottle, 250 grams is a deck of cards, etc......
For the Metric challengedDave Hickey
Jan 31, 2002 6:54 AM
I use this link for conversions.

http://www.sciencemadesimple.com/conversions.html

It will allow you to convert grams to pounds. You are correct, saving 30grams is nothing.
Here is another site...DINOSAUR
Jan 31, 2002 9:57 AM
http://www.onlineconversion.com/

I refer to it all the time converting inches to mm's and cm's, ounces to grams , kilometers to miles etc. How about a standard world wide weight and measuring system? It gets confusing after awhile...
Some examplesKerry Irons
Jan 31, 2002 6:42 PM
An ounce is 28 gm. 16 ounces to the lb. And a pint's a pound, the world around. A pint (of water) is 16 ounces, so a fluid oz. weighs very close to a weight oz. A swallow from your bottle is about 1.5 oz/45gm. 454 gm to the lb. 2.2 lb/kg. A large bottle weighs 1.5 lb (24 oz.), a standard bottle weighs 1.25 lb (20 oz.). A relatively light weight road bike tire weighs 1/2 lb (220 gm), and a relatively light tube weighs 3 oz. (90 gm).