I just started cycling this year with a Specialized Sirrus Sport and I want to extend my riding season so Iím considering winter riding. The Sirrus will be stored during the winter and I want a winter bike to ride on frozen ponds (like Im going to ride on a non-frozen pond) and snowmobile trails.
I have two possible options for a winter bike:
1) My +20 year old purple Kuwahara Woodlands mountain bike. Its in pretty good shape, has a decent rear tire and good components . . . no suspension though. But I donít really want to trash it. If I did keep it I would look at getting a cheap set of tires to stud.
2) Buy a cheap used department store bike ($50-$80) with front suspension that I donít care if I trash. I would stud the tires and keep it in relatively good shape . . . but I would not be as picky as the Kuwahara.
Thoughts and opinions would be appreciated.