I'm in need of some guidance on headtube angle, and hope that everyone's collective wisdom can help me out. I have a compact steel frame that is too tall at the front end. I have a negative 10 degree stem jammed down right on top of the headset, yet I still feel like I'm too high. The headtube length is 225mm, which may sound long, but is consistent with the HT lengths that typically come on the 62-63 cm frames that I've ridden over the years.
The problem is not so much that I can't get low enough on top of the bike, but rather that the headtube can't get low enough on the fork. Or, put another way, the bike seems slanted to far toward the rear wheel.
Therefore, I'm interested in changing the head angle. I think this would mean increasing the head angle. Other than getting a fork with a shorter crown to axle length then I already have, what else can I do to increase the head angle?