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  • fivespot
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    I've got some of the silver ones. They seem to work OK. if you do buy them, bin the cheap battery's that come with them. Within weeks they had oozed acidy goo inside the unit, corroding all the contacts. Resulting in me having to find a small spring to repair the conact.

    Why bother? You may as well believe the manufacturers specs as they'll probably be just as accurate as cheep scales.

    Kramer
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    Wot thisisnotaspoon said – there are no such thing as cheap, accurate scales.

    Premier Icon singletracksurfer
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    its for weighing (bike) luggage to go on plane.

    not fussed about my bikes weight – I'm a much bigger (weight) problem.

    theflatboy
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    get digital bathroom scales. you get the bonus of being able to weigh yourself as and when you wish, and with some simple maths you can weigh other things (that you can lift) too. 🙂

    Premier Icon singletracksurfer
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    My wife might think I'm trying to tell her something if I get bathroom scales.

    I_Ache
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    Dont most people just like to know the weight of their bikes just to know and not be obsessive about it. Im sure over 90% of people that weigh there bikes arnt obsessed over it to want to spend £200 on some digi scales that are accurate down to the nearest pube!

    Premier Icon singletracksurfer
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    Anyone got any experience of these scales?

    http://www.uket.co.uk/index.php?searchStr=scale&act=viewCat scroll to the bottom (3).

    or any others?

    thanks

    Munqe-chick
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    (Mr MC posts) and if you want to be anal you can calibrate cheap scales with a known weight, as handily a litre of water weighs a kilo, and a plastic water bottle or 2 and a poly bag weigh next to nothing in comparison. As the OP said its useful to approximate for packing bike bags, rather than being a geek who used to weigh each component separately on calibrated lab scales. Ahem.

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    right where can i get some scales?

    http://www.sportsdirect.com/zebco-fishing-scales-791110?src=google

    up to 50lbs, worth a punt?

    Premier Icon nickjb
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    I bought a cheap digital scale from ebay and its been very accurate. Pretty much exactly agrees with the scales at the airport. Handy for Ryanair and Easyjet who seem to be getting less flexible with allowances

    They look a bit like this:
    scales on ebay, not sure where mine came from, it was a few years ago

    TheSwede
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    Don’t buy those ffs. They are incredibly inaccurate. Different readings every time with the same weight. Has to be digital or expensive mechanical IMHO.

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    ok bought the cheap ebay ones

    so how heavy is my stinky

    any guesses?

    toys19
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    A stinky! you will need a weighbridge for that not a set of scales.

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    im wondering if i will need to weigh bits seperately as the scales only go up to 40lbs

    its for this thread here which got me interested

    http://www.southerndownhill.com/forum/index.php/topic,234029.0.html

    epicsteve
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    so how heavy is my stinky

    any guesses?

    Well my Enduro SX with 55r’s, a coil shock and Eskars on XT/D721’s is 36lbs so I reckon that Stinky must be at least 38lb.

    TheSwede
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    scales only go up to 40lbs

    Fail.Those scales will be in the bin before the week is out.

    TheSwede
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    38 lbs doesn’t sound far out.

    b r
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    We give a lift upto the top car park at Glentress to a lad with a Stinky, I thought it was attached to something as I tried to lift it onto the rack!

    41 lbs?

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    and the grand total is………….. 40.5 lbs according to my 6 quid scales

    which seems about right, my kona dawg is 30lbs

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    my rigid lava dome with fairly cheapo components is 26.3

    right what can i weigh next

    ill do the bmx when i get home

    and im gonna make some sort of sling so i can weigh the missus juggs 😈

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