your intro got me thinking about that roll of 3M mastic tape I have lying around... it seems to be the only tape I can find that stays put on my frame. seems like it could be a good solution for the brakes on the commuter (here on the east coast of Canada), and possibly the fatbike for winter riding. anyone have experience with it on brake levers?
re pogies, it's definitely a question of preference. Personally I don't like them. I like to ride with my hands just slightly off the edge of the bar, and pogies don't really allow for that (at least my 45N don't). I find they force me into one hand position. I also find they run really warm. warm enough that I have to wear thin gloves. But then if I crash or pull my hand out of the pogie for whatever reason, my glove is wet and gets cold quickly. they also make it harder to push the bike. For the price of them, I feel that an investment in heated gloves is better. with the benefit that you can use them for other sports (e.g. commuting, nordic skiing, DH skiing, skating, walking the dogs, waiting for the bus etc etc etc)