It is snowing in Portland. Tomorrow I can ride one of these bikes. Which should I take?
- My usual commute bike. '80s steel racer (Peugeot PSV) with 700C 25mm Paselas. Fenders, lights. I ride it daily in all weather and have ridden it in light snow before. Tall skinny ride, dropbars, clipless.
- My former commute bike. '90s steel mountain bike (Bridgestone MB-0) with 26" Armadillos (not knobbies). Fenders, lights. I used to ride it is all weather but have not ridden it in snow yet. Wider tires and plenty of standover. Suspension fork, clipless.
- My cargo bike. '90s steel mountain bike (Bridgestone MB-5) with Xtracycle extension and Northroad bars, 26" city tires. Fenders, lights. Usually reserved for grocery shopping. I was thinking the long wheelbase might be more forgiving, also lots of standover. Toe clips.
- Spare mountain bike. '90s steel mountain bike (Specialized Rockhopper, rebadged as LL Bean) with 26" knobbies. No fenders, lights. Lots of standover. Toe clips.
Which would you take?