dynamictiger wrote: My Schwinn is a drop bar. I just find it a bit hard on my hands and thought a more upright bike would be better.
My right elbow is STUFFED after a decade of guitar and drums in the vein of Slayer, can't straighten it. If you want to sit up more, or feel more comfortable, you might get a LOT of mileage from a compact bar liek the 3T Ergonova. Easier in the flat section, and you can always bring your hoods up or down a little bit to fill your palms better. Mercx's era had impossible hoods positions for my mind. There are a lot of options out there.
Another possibility is going Campy or SRAM or Shimano to get a better ergonomic hood. I don't know what will suit you, but sadly even Super Record shifters are cheaper than a new bike