Thanks for looking, folks. I'm new to biking since Nov.'12, and STILL trying to make the bike fit as comfortably as possible. I do ride daily, FWIW
My current gripe is that not only do I seem to be carrying too much weight on my hands, but when "taking a breather" and sitting up straight (sucking air), I can reach the bars with only the fingertips of one hand. Doesn't seem right. The other fly in the ointment is I keep sliding forward, necessitating pushing myself back occasionally.
I've made progress adjusting the seat position, but it's as far forward as I can make it....even reversing the original seatpost that has a small amount of offset. The saddle is nose up to the point that "the boys" have started to complain slightly. I'm happy and comfy with the leg/pedal end of things.
Is this the longest way you've heard to ask: "Do I need a shorter stem?" Currently a 105mm, 10 deg....I'm thinking 50mm, or is that too big a change?