I'm sure that this question has been asked many times before and I might have asked this myself.
A fellow skier and I were talking about keeping around a bike for riding in the rain and I've been thinking about a rain bike for N+1.
He uses a hybrid with fenders but I'm adverse to riding a flatbar bike again because I can't stand feeling like a billboard in the wind when riding into a headwind. The hybrid I have is fine for running to the corner store but not for anything serious.
I was thinking about getting a used entry level road bike with an alloy frame that would let me mount fenders. The other option would be a cyclocross bike. The cheapest alternative would be for me to buy a beater (free would be better but we can't have everything) and add some fenders. I like to use clipless pedals since I own a pair of SPD MTB shoes and a pair of SPD road shoes it really doesn't matter which type of pedal I put on.
Any ideas ?