I'm considering commuting this winter in ice and snow. Of course this also means lots of salt on the roads. I have a beater bike and my daily commuter bike. I would prefer to use my daily commuter in the snow/ice/salt but am afraid it will destroy the bike. If that is the case then I can use the beater and not worry about it.
How much of a toll does snow and salt have on a bike if you clean it after every ride?