Walking the dog last night near our local university campus I came across an abandoned Novara Alpine. It is pretty rough, lots of rust, rotted tires, torn up saddle, but the shifters are good. It was obviously used as a commuter, as it is set up with an old Blackburn rack and a very relaxed position. I'm currently commuting on my crosscheck, which o love, so I don't know if I am going to keep this bike as a commuter or take it back to dedicated mtn bike. What does the group think?