I've just built up a Saracen Ariel frame from ebay and it weights a solid tonne. 33lbs (on the bathroom scales...). It's fantastic on the downhills in Wharncliffe, but a pig everywhere else and as it's my only bike, that's an issue. Doesn't feel much fun hopping around, drags on the flats etc. I'm not sure how I can lighten it up without spending silly money either.
What sort of weight is realistic for a bike like this? The Prophet I had a few years back felt loads lighter and more fun. I'm contemplating re-building my hardtail as it stands.