If your rims can take a knobby tire, you can screw in short machine screws into the blocks. They'll function like studded tires. NB: I've never done this on a bicycle (Oregon was never snowy long enough to worry about it), but it works like a charm on small dirt bikes.
I cycle every day, or at least did till I slipped a disc recently And I've cycled in the snow with no problem, even with my 16inch Brompton A good, cheap option is to use zip ties around the back tyre as a substitute for snow chains but that'll only work if you've got cantilever or disk brakes Fit low gearing and take your mudguards off, and try and make the bike carry any weight as your probably going to take a spill on ice at some point Decent lights and sunglasses are a a good option.Cargo bikes like a Yuba Mundo are good due to there long wheel base and low gearing, plus the low cross bar means you can abandon ship or get your feet down easier Just relax and take it slow and you soon get in the flow of it
Yeah another ''Steel is real'' bloke here I'd love to see shot's of your rig mate
my alloy carbon bike is as stiff as anything, you can fly but my god does it hurt on a rough road
Prestige was awesome stuff... I don't know if they're still making it though... I had a Waterloo Paramountain the first year they came out. That was an awesome bike. It was really my very first high quality mountain bike, and it was made out of Prestige, with a fully lugged frame. It was a thing of beauty. Unfortunately it eventually cracked and since they had stopped making them at that point, they gave me a lousy Cimarron to replace it... that stunk! Some day I'll get myself a custom built handmade frame so I can have my cake and eat it too.