Call me chicken… Call me responsible.
After getting her weight checked today, I placed the multifunctional weighing platform in the van. In this mode, it is used to tie down the trike. I’m using bungee cords to secure the trike. I want to get a longer black one to secure the rear of the trike. The platform works in the van as I had planned. I’ll take a few pictures and post them tomorrow.
Having removed the panniers, rack, and rack bag, I weighed my Catrike 700 today. Those accessories off, Silk weighs in at 53 pounds. Again, that’s 33 pounds for the trike and 20 pounds for everything else, including water & tools. It is possible to ride lighter or heavier, relative to small items being removed or added. I do not think that would amount to 5lbs either way. Anyway, here are today’s photographs.
I have finished the modification [earlier I wanted to, but did not have the wheel from my LBS] to the scale head or display. This is my novel approach to replacing the pole that would have connected the display to the scale. I’m using a 20″ wheel where is dished as flat as possible on one side. I placed the display connector on the top-side of the wheel. I use an axle to tie it all together. To avoid buying a fatter tire, I’m using 4 rubber pads on the bottom-side of the tire for ground contact. Works for me…
More collages are in my flickr Workstand, etc. Set. I now have to weigh Silk in her lite-mode [panniers, rack, and rack-bag removed].
I was busy doing computer stuff anyway. I hope to get the wheel tomorrow. I’m hoping to have one side of the wheel flattened. My wrench [LBS lead mechanic] is off today. So, I have to wait until tomorrow to know that it can be done and to place the scale head on it. Okay, With all the other work, I got the final weigh of a loaded Catrike 700. It comes at a weight of 33 lbs. Add 27 lbs of gear, accessories, equipment, and water and I have a 60 lb trike. Actually, the weight is just a few tenths below the 60-pound mark. Again, this is Silk in the touring mode. Tomorrow, I’ll check her weight in the lite-mode. This is the mode she is normally ridden in. Of course, I took a few pictures again today and here they are.