I have a Giant Farrago with "Clydesdale-friendly" indestructible rims that my local lbs put together for me. ARC lithium headlight and rechargeable 9v geek strobe light off the back. This is my year round commuter, so in the winter, I put studded nokian tires on it. Heavy as all get out, but gets me where I need to go.
I introduced my son to winter riding on the weekend. Here he is with his old mountain bike after a tour through the neighbourhood.