basically, I can't lower the seat anymore,
can i just change out the stem to something that protrudes more upward, than forward?
are these even available? and are they available in black?
or do i have to change out the headset and stem altogether?
should i add riser style handlebars too?
A new stem with more rise (in degrees from horizontal) and less reach (in millimeters) along with a riser bar would work. Stems with lots of rise are readily available. What's more, they are MUCH easier to find in black than in silver, so that won't be a problem (well, not for you, it annoys the crap out of me), either.
Really? That is terrific. Are there more common brands? I would probably just order through my LBS, so was thinking of getting something easier for the LBS to order. Are there any good brands, or recommendations you have? I figure I might have to change out the thing the stem attaches to, not the handlebar, the other end. It seems to have a strange shape to it. It is round, but seems to have a point, if that makes any sense.