Take a look at our most recent restoration of an older (mid-80s) Fuji Espree that we (kudos to our mechanic Jordan for his work on this one) did for a customer. They wanted to ride it again, in comfort of course. So, the before and after pics here will show you how an older drop-handlebar style bike can be reconfigured into what is commonly called a “hybrid” or a city bike:
The only thing I’d do to make it a perfect city/ commuter bike would be to add fenders, kickstand, lights and a rack. Anyways, if you’ve got one of these older road bikes hanging in your basement or garage imagine riding it again and relive the old days instead of just assuming you need a new bike (which we’d be happy to sell you as well!).