Plays in traffic
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Rochester, NY
Bikes: 1996 Litespeed Classic, 2006 Trek Portland, 2013 Ribble Winter/Audax
Originally Posted by Simko
for this year im probably going to go with the tires mentioned above, outfit a rack and some fenders. I realize this is a pretty cheap way of going it, however if I like commuting in the winter, i will save my pennies this year, and just get another bike for next year
Excellent plan. That's exactly the plan I followed for my first winter. I didn't know if I would actually like riding all winter. I was enthusiastic, but sometimes reality is hard. So I did just studs and fenders on the bike I already had.
As it turned out, I enjoyed cycling all winter, and what I learned that first year went directly to the specifications list I took shopping for my second year. That led me to the Trek Portland.
Had it gone the other way, I'd have had fenders I could use in year 'round, and since I bought good studs instead of cheap, I could have sold them easily.