I'm toying with the idea of swapping out the drops for flat bars this winter for the commute. I far prefer drop bars for riding, and last year I kept them on through the winter but I never felt super comfy with them in the ice and snow. I feel like I'd have more bike handling control with flat bars in the slippery stuff. My theory is that it would let me utilize more of my meager mountain biking handling skills.
It's an easy swap, have the extra parts/levers. I ride a Surly cross check, single speed, with nokian 106 studded for winter.
Any thoughts or similar experiences? Good idea? Don't bother? Try it and see?