Looking at my commuting bike yesterday it dawn on me that it's too nice, especially after reading about the European model of commuting. Almost every item on my Bianchi Volpe has been upgraded-- XT drivetrain, Avid SD-7 Brakes, Ultegra Hubs and Open Pro Rims, etc. Some of the items I absolutely love like my Brooks saddle and titanium handlebar but I have to wonder if this is in some way a "bad thing." Commuter bikes get left outside a lot, nice ones get the attraction of theives. I'm actually thinking about downgrading by building up another bike with the nice parts and going back to the pieces that it started with (mainly Deore stuff).
What do you all think? -- is there a such thing as a "too nice" commuter bike?