Well with winter finally setting in here (Winnipeg, Manitoba) I've put winter tires on my 'tourer/commuter' and adjusted my fenders and gathered my long underwear.
One thing I'm wondering if I should do before the weather gets really bad is to "poor boy single speed" my bike? (AKA take off shifters, deraillers, pick a gear and shorten the chain)
My only winter riding experience was last year, and I loved having a SS set up , nothing to worry about but staying upright. I ran a low gear (42X16) and it was fine in nearly all applications. Is it necessary though? Am I going to get frozen in some un-ridable gear 10 miles from home? Anyone else with experience riding in seriously cold temps (-30 , -40 and the like) ?
Thanks a ton in advance. Here's a few pics as it stands now.
My bike after I got it , before a proper cleaning.