So here's the skinny, a little over a week ago I noticed a nice looking 80's mtb leaned up against the back of a building in the ally way behind my apartment. I share an ally with a bunch of bar's and nightclubs & I'm pretty sure some drunk either lifted the bike and cruised it over to the bar then left it there or someone abandoned it (flat front tire and busted front brake). In my city unless its registered the traffic pigs will pick up, impound & auction off any abandoned bikes. Even if you have the receipt and a picture of yourself riding the bike as far as the city is concerned, if its not registered its not yours.
My dilemma, do I take the bike & alter it to serve my purposes (the frame is almost exactly what I was wanting for my next build) or do I just let it sit there until the next Joe Shmo who needs a bike spots it?