I hope I have the right forum for this. I feel like it could go in the commuting, hybrid, and road forums.
In 2010 I bought a new Giant Escape 2. It's a hybrid with flat bars, a steel frame, 700x32 tires, and 18 speeds. I use it to commute my 11 mile round trip to work. I usually fight wind (sometimes both ways). I've flipped the stem and moved the spacers to the top, but I still find myself wanting to be faster, cut through the wind better, and have more hand positions.
My uncle recently gave me his Bridgestone Skyway-12, a late 80s/early 90s road bike. It has a steel frame, drop bars, and 12 speeds. It's been stored pretty well and only needs a couple of tubes and tires.
I'm trying to figure out whether the bridgestone is worth fixing up to replace the Giant as my commuter bike. Does a steel framed road bike outperform a late model hybrid?