Hey guys.. Glad to be a new member of the forum..
I am a total beginner when it comes to biking knowledge, so bear with me.
I recently picked up my first road bike.. and a good catch i think. It is a old steel lugged Panasonic road bike from maybe the early 90's or 80's. I picked it up on craigslist and immediately road to the local bike shop to see what else I was going to have to do to it to make it run well. To my surprise/delight they were astonished at what good condition the bike was in.. Original everything (including tires, which have since been replaced). There is no rust or wear of any type and it had even been serviced within the past couple of years, as there was a sticker on the frame and the chain was still pretty well lubed (just filthy).
Either way, I simply replaced the tires and left the store, per recommendations of the shop owners.
I understand due to the inherent weight of the frame and level of the components there will be inherent limitations in making this bike anything more than just an easy rider, but I was wondering any easy upgrades or tricks to make this bike perform up to spec and beyond.
Thanks for your help, and thanks for the wealth of info provided here.