Since I bought my bike back in October I have been fussing over the elusive and perhaps mythical "perfect fit"
I am of the obsessive persuasion, so getting the bike professionally fitted would do nothing because I would be tinkering with the adjustments regardless.
So I turned to web resources including this forum.
The first issue I had was with the saddle. It was a wide, sprung, cushy, "comfort" saddle that hurt my sit bones despite the hype.
I responded by adding gel padded shorts which did nothing to help the sit bones, but added leg numbness to the equation.
Following recommendation on this forum and some independent research I selected a Selle Anatomica. BIG IMPROVEMENT
Seat height had to adjusted due to the thinner saddle. I followed standard guides for seat height...Got hip pain...more research, lowered saddle -BIG IMPROVEMMENT
Got neck/back pain..this forum recommended shortening reach..did so by moving saddle forward, stem in...pain improved but was sitting too far back on saddle.
Moved saddle back a little, raised stem a little.....BIG IMPROVEMENT
After my ride yesterday I felt great, but the proof is always the next morning.
Woke up with a little back pain, stretced my legs....BIG IMPROVEMNT
There is one more test before I can declare "Perfect Fit" and that is an extended ride.
After that the biggest challenge will be leaving it the hell alone.
thanks bike forum for all your help