I have test ridden the Jamis Aurora and it was okay. I wanted to see the Jamis Bosanova but of course no one in the area has it. Can anyone provide feedback on the Bosanova? Also, the Aurora is a 2010 model that the shop owner will not reduce because he states it has better specs than the new ones. Any opinions? I REALLY enjoy the looks of a classic vintage touring cycle with a Brooks saddle and chrome accessories. I have seen the Surly Cross Check modified to achieve a retro look. Is the Cross Check a better alternative than the LHT for daily commuting? Any advice is much appreciated in the on going struggle to find a bike.