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UK vs US Lbs

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Andy in Sig, 16 Jun 2008.

  1. Andy in Sig

    Andy in Sig Vice President in Exile

    Are UK and UK Lbs the same weight? I've been searching on the net and most sites suggest (but don't specifically state) that they are. Anybody know for sure?
     
  2. marinyork

    marinyork Resting in suspended Animation

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    Pounds are the same, I think it's the hundredweight you're thinking of, they are different.
     
  3. Andy in Sig

    Andy in Sig Vice President in Exile

    Thanks very much for that. It was quite important to know.
     
  4. Yellow Fang

    Yellow Fang Guru

    Location:
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    Why do you want to know the weight of British and American local bike shops? What would that prove exactly? :angry:
     
  5. Canrider

    Canrider Guru

    Pounds are the same, tons are different (apparently).
     
  6. Renard

    Renard Guest

    as are gallons.
     
  7. marinyork

    marinyork Resting in suspended Animation

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    A ton is worked out from a hundredweight which is why that's different. A hundredweight seems to have been taken quite literally at some point?
     
  8. cisamcgu

    cisamcgu Veteran

    Location:
    Merseyside-ish
    long ton (simply ton in countries such as the United Kingdom which formerly used the Imperial system of weights and measures) is a weight ton or gross ton, and is 2,240 pounds (exactly 1,016.0469088 kg)

    short ton (usually called simply ton in North America or sometimes called a net ton) = 2,000 lb (about 907.18474 kg).

    Both the long ton and the short ton are composed of twenty hundredweights, each having different values for the hundredweight (112 and 100 pounds respectively)


    (From wiki)
     
  9. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    The long and short of it ! :laugh: