The roads around here are crusty snow and ice. Not much new snow, but several warm cycles combined with a few deep freezes has made things treacherous. My Pugsley works pretty well, but some studded tires would be better and I had a set Anna left me when she headed to California so I mounted them on my Thorn Nomad Mk1.
I do like the fact this bike has full coverage fenders so I can wear some decent clothes and go out after a ride across downtown. The Rohloff means no maintenance which appeals to my lazy side…=-)
Additionally I had a 26″ dynohub wheel I wasn’t using that would be really useful on a winter bike due to the short amount of daylight available each day. I’ll be mounting the Solidlights 1203D from my Bike Friday NWT. I can just leave it on 24/7 and not worry about my batteries running out.
I like having multiple lights on my bikes at night – especially in the winter as snow/ice/fog can make visibility worse than ever.
I don’t have any mounts for my Thorn’s rear rack, so I just zipped tied a Planet Bike Superflash on. Not the most elegant solution, but it works just fine.