Re: [CR]Old Repair-Stand Bicycle Scale?


Example: Production Builders:Cinelli

Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2007 16:11:33 -0500
From: "coel canth" <coelcanth@gmail.com>
To: jim@jimlangley.net
Subject: Re: [CR]Old Repair-Stand Bicycle Scale?
In-Reply-To: <002401c824b0$b5e42150$0500a8c0@T20JLangley>
References: <002401c824b0$b5e42150$0500a8c0@T20JLangley>
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

i've uploaded a couple pictures to my flikr pages that might interest you.. --> http://flickr.com/photos/coelcanth/1989454292/in/photostream/

the first i found on the internets somewhere; it's an OT cinelli frame built with columbus zona tubing weighing in around 5lbs.. don't know who made the scale but it looks to be labelled 'davidson-o-meter'.. it might just be a grocery type produce scale with stickers and a homemade bracket.

the other is an old brass scale i use for fun sometimes.. it is marked 'C. Forschner's balance no. 2' patent date is 1889 it's graduated to 26lbs i imagine it's not terribly accurate

andrei padlowski glen ridge, nj

On Nov 11, 2007 5:17 PM, Jim Langley <jim@jimlangley.net> wrote:
> You may be familiar with the current Ultimate Bicycle Support Alpine
> Scale,
> which fits in any bicycle repair stand and lets you weigh your bicycle or
> components. I'm wondering if any of you can remember or may have seen a
> vintage scale like this. I seem to recall seeing one somewhere but can't
> find a picture in any of my older books or magazines. I'm thinking it was
> in
> a picture showing a superlight bicycle at a bicycle show, hanging from a
> scale held in or on a repair stand. It may have only been a fish-type
> scale,
> but that's okay. If you point me to any examples I'd appreciate it. Thanks
> very much and ride safe out there,
>
> Jim Langley
> Santa Cruz, CA