This is one of the clunkers I use for winter commuting. I call it the Sonic Surfer. It was originally a 1964 Sonic Flyer, but I modified it.
Note the water ski transformed into the large and elegant rear carrier. And, yes, those are Christmas lights around the rear carrier for the season of short days and long dark nights.
It is a goofy bike, but a fun thing to break up the tedium of winter. It handles great in the snow and I am not concerned with road salt damage. The step-through top tube protects my nards from damage in ice-road crack-ups too.
I am KING of the neighborhood boys when I use big ice boulders as ramps and catch big air with this baby "that was COOL, Dad! Do it again!"