When there is a hole in my merino wool gloves i use silicone rubber (of the proper color). It fills the hole, last longer than sewing, protect against cold, reinforce the glove and save me a few bucks on new gloves. To do that i put tape on the other side where the hole is then stretch the glove finger on a stick then apply silicone then let it dry.
Low Riders will not affect your stability for the worse. On the contrary, if you load them, they will make your bike more stable. I used to carry books I did not need in the bad Ann Arbor winter days. Stabilised the steering so all I had to worry about uphill was my rear tire. Helps a lot in ice and snow.
Originally Posted by AngrySaki
Fix gears have two qualities that make them uniquely suited for those conditions. One (actually this is true for all non-derailleur bikes) is that the chain just runs over two cogs. The conditon of the chaim makes very little difference, excepth that when you have frozen links, you need to slide the wheel forward to get the proper slack. I never rode in cold like you have, but the salt in Michigan and Massachusetts did a number on chains and no one had there outside hose bibs on to wash the bike.
Originally Posted by alanf
And, for comfort: fix gears are far warmer to ride downhill!