I've just purchased a univega viva touring road bike from a nonprofit bicycle recycler and am going to try to make it look good, not necessarily restore the bike. I would need the help of the people with the know how, I am still learning the names of the parts on the bike. I'll post pictures soon.
I ride the flats of Oakland, CA and am thinking I will get a hybrid because the streets are so bumpy. I haven't ridden a bike in at least 22 years but am wanting to ride more and more.