Right, thanks to the lovely chaps in the 'Beginner' section, I have been advised to start a thread here detailing me (a complete cycling novice), restoring an old road bike I was given. The main thing I want from this is to get it to a ridable state and use it this spring/summer hopefully to gauge whether I want to pursue road cycling as a hobby in the future (and most likely buy a new road bike). I won't repeat much from the other thread linked below, but in summary, tyres are an older size - 27inch 7/8", but were new before bike was stored so look okay. Rims need cleaning up and rear needs trueing. Probably won't be the best fit for me, but hopefully a starting point enough for me to make my mind up.