I just started riding a couple of weeks ago (after 15 years!) and now am doing almost daily 20 mile easy rides on my 1990 or so Cannondale Road bike that I put straight bars on probably 15 years ago for a long forgotten reason. Probably going to put the original drop bars back on but one of the original brake levers is missing a piece and I do not have the hoods (I assume it came with hoods). I also have a 1984 Stumpjumper Sport that I took the straight bars off that I plan to get rideable soon. I cannot find the original stem or bars
I am 5'10", 220 lbs and love the way biking allows me to excercise and not have knee pain. (I used to run). Anyway, I hope my road bike holds up as money is real issue right now as I am unemployed. Not having a job gives me time to ride and incentive to ride for errands, etc. but does limit my budget for upgrades or a new bike.
This forum is a GREAT resource and I have learned so much very quickly.