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Playing with the scale, real world weights(7 posts)

Playing with the scale, real world weightsNo_sprint
Oct 14, 2002 12:20 PM
I did a little comparison this morning between some of my wheels. I wanted to find real world weights with skewers, tires, etc. Here is what I found for 3 front wheels:

2000 Rev-X, non Ti skewer, std. tube, Conti 3000GP 700x23 - 1300 grams total

2001 Nucleon, 22 spoke, non Ti skewer, std. tube, Conti 3000GP 700x23 - 1060 grams total

2002 Am Classic 420, 18 spoke, Ti skewer, ultralight tube, Specialized Turbo Pro Cipollini 700x23 - 900 grams total

More to come another day. Rear wheels with various components.
re: Playing with the scale, real world weightsLactate Junkie
Oct 14, 2002 1:39 PM
Where did you find a good gram scale that would handle the weight?
Most good digital food scales.SnowBlind
Oct 14, 2002 1:46 PM
Can go to 4.5 kilos with a 5gram resolution and 1 kilo with 1grm res.
Check out Saltons offerings, they are under $100.
re: Playing with the scale, real world weightsmoabbiker
Oct 14, 2002 2:50 PM
5g resolution is a postal scale. Check ebay for the lowest prices.
An office supply store usually has nice scales...biknben
Oct 14, 2002 3:49 PM
I picked one up that can handle up to 10 pounds. For something heavier you can find fish scales at outdoor stores.
I played with a bike shop scaleNo_sprint
Oct 14, 2002 4:30 PM
The resolution was poor, numbers are slightly rounded. It basically was a 20 lb. total scale going down to half ounces. If the number was not on the half ounce, I interpreted and then I converted into grams. The numbers are close enough for my satisfaction and I just thought I'd share.
Sorry, 10 lb scale, my error. nmNo_sprint
Oct 14, 2002 4:33 PM