Basically, if I'm going to go car-free, I'll need a way to ride in the winter.
Obviously, that brings me to this forum.
Needless to say, a 20 year old road bike isn't exactly ideal for winter biking in central Ohio. So, I'll need something more suited to the task.
If I go car-free soon, I might have enough money to buy a NEW bike for this by the time it's necessary.
So, here's a list of questions...
Steel or aluminum? Each has it's advantages, I know... I will be riding this in salt, so aluminum has a HUGE advantage there. I'm a bit of a clyde, though, so steel has an advantage.
Internal gearing? How well does it work in winter?
What about shaft drives? Of course, I think only Dynamic makes those, so that restricts my selection to their Switchback (I know better than to get full suspension.)
Speaking of the Switchback, how well does the rest of the bike handle winterization, and wide wheels and such, if anyone has it?