Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Davis CA
Bikes: Surly Cross-Check, '85 Giant road bike (unrecogizable fixed-gear conversion
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I assume you ride on the brake lever hoods, right? Try rotating the handlebars back a bit. If that makes the drops uncomfortable, then move the brake levers a little higher. Either of these will have the effect of shortening your overall reach. The latter will not adversely affect your comfort when you use the drops.
Flat bars are not as comfortable as drop bars that are set up properly.
Shortening the stem will also work, either with or without the modifications I've suggested.