Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Boston, MA
Bikes: Masi Speciale Randonneur, Fuji del Ray, Co-Motion Speedster
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I think if you put fenders on, and keep the bike clean, you should be in good shape. Winters are definitely hard are the drivetrain, though -- you'll probably go through chains pretty quickly, and maybe cassettes, too.
One recommendation I've seen is to get two chains with master links. When one chain gets grungy, you can swap it out quickly, and clean it when you get the chance. I haven't tried it out myself yet.