I do have a digital hanging scale. Got it at walmart years ago. It's pretty crappy, but gets the job done close enough for my needs. For the record, my Santa Cruz Blur XC comes it at right around 25lbs which I consider respectable for a bike that is very durable, doesn't need constant attention and replacement of flimsy parts, and supports a 200lb rider.
It's fun to think about getting it down to the 21-22lb mark, but that would cost thousands of dollars (maybe) and I don't want to sacrifice durability. Especially considering I'm gearing it up for bikepacking so it'll need to be able to carry an additional 20 - 25lbs, and maybe more depending on water load, and distance between resupply points. Right now my weak link are my brakes. Back when I was 185lbs (getting there again!) they were adequate, but now at my current 210lbs they are a bit weak. They'd be scary on a steep hill with even more weight.
For the Mojave desert backpacking I want to do, natural spring water is unreliable as they dry up from time to time, and I have heard of other desert bike packers who drive out and hide caches of water at pre-determined locations, hoping they aren't found and used for target practice. For those who have never done it, jugs full of water are very entertaining to shoot at. It's probably the closest thing to explosive targets you can legally shoot in Ca.
Back to the digital fish scale- it's fun to weigh people's bikes because they are ALWAYS (well, almost always) a pound or two heavier than they think. I had a buddy who's XC hardtail weighed almost 30lbs.
sorry for the thread derail...