I started cycling in August. I needed something to get me back in shape after a bad 2 years and major pelvic surgery. Wasn't sure if biking would be possible, plus short of cash, so I bought this bike on sale at the LBS. Cycling is working out , and I want to continue commuting as the weather gets bad. I worked outside for 7 years (archaeology then land surveying) so I know how to dress for the cold, in general.
But...I don't like this bike too much. I tried to give it the benefit of the doubt, thought maybe I'd get used to it etc. Because of my surgery issues I'd prefer to be riding on a "Lexus" and this feels llike a Jeep Cherokee. So I think I'm going to get a better bike in te spring, and have this be my utility/winter bike. Because I'm enjoying cycling so much, I'm planning on doing more serious distances/training next spring/summer, so a better bike would make sense.
So...how do I outfit this one for winter? Fenders, reflective tape, lights, anything I'm missing?