Talk about all things Rat Rod Bikes.
Some of you guys crack me up with your responses when rereading this forum! lol
K i just got back from riding the back down the street to my post office. i tried a few different weighing methods... upside down on the seat and bars, standing upright on the rear wheel while holding the brake, and then me while holding the bike.
The most accurate i came up with was standing it upright while on the back wheel. BUT you need to rotate the back back n forth in order to reference the max, or peak weight, if the bike isnt in the correct position not all of the weight will be over "center".
When i weight the bike while holding it as i stood on the stand it only registered about 22lbs heavier then me, so not 22lbs! i would love it if it was.
So! The bike is deffinetly going on a diet, this pig weighs in at 37lbs! UGH.........
Ill keep posting to this thread for the bike diet when i really get going on it.
like this guy... only I bought mine on Ebay for very little money. It works well. Has Kg's or Lb's
HaHa! i agree, my fat tire cruiser also has some good weight to it. hmmm, since im the one on a weight kick with one of my bikes i think ill start it on this thread. ill just edit my first opening post so that another thread isnt flooding the site.
As I mentioned earlier, this bike is a bit on the heavy side. Around 100 lbs,accessories (such as the lock) included. There's no pic of me weighing it, yet. 'Cause I'm thinking of a proper way of weighing this 10' bike and making a picture at the same time.
I have the same scale as ifitsfreeitsforme posted above, got mine on Amazon.com pretty cheap, I just hang it from a nail in my shop to weigh bikes and parts, works well that way, but if you hold it and try to do it that way it can fluctuate from you moving while holding it.
The only bike I worry about weight on is my mountain bike. I use to be really happy with my Gary Fisher until I started riding my SS 29er, now when I get on my Fisher it feels like a dump truck.
Check out my Build-Off bike: ☆ 1936 Off-Roadmaster Klunker ☆
ha, yoothgeye I understand the "dump truck" syndrome! that right there is what got me thinkn and created this thread.
Wimpy, is that a 12v car battery on the bottom tube of your bike? id say you you would almost be better off riding that thing onto a drive on scale to get an accurate weight.
No red_beard,it's an ammobox. I had a small 12 V battery in it (for my carhorn),but I took it out. I have to reconsider this horn-plan,'cause it has a flaw somewhere.
'Bout the scale, my boss had one. But his business went down the drain,so....
would it be possible to use the bike frame as an air tank, weld in a bung for a schrader valve to fill, then plumb the frame to an air horn. you would get atleast one full blast at a time, but when the moment is right......
Yep,I've been playing with this idea for while,but I came to the conclusion that it was a bit too complicated. I mean,with all the components to install,I don't have the proper tools,knowledge and space anymore.
I've experimented with an air horn & pressure can, but it was not a succes. So I have to figure out,why the battery isn't strong enough.
Could be the wrong batterycharger or the horn demands too much power. One day,it'll work.
But thanx for thinking out loud.
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