I ride a Gary Fisher Mendota. 22.5" frame and I'm 6'2", so it should be the right size for me. I have adjusted the seat height using the 'leg is straight with heel on the pedal' method and my seat height feels good. My problem is that the handlebars are now a good inch to inch and a half lower than the seat and I want to get them up to at least seat level. I have already gone from the stock 7 deg stem to a 25 deg stem. I bought a 40 deg stem (all Trek components), but in order to use it you have to remove a couple of the spacer rings on the steering head effectively negating the extra rise. What is the proper way to get such a large increase in handlebar height on a hybrid bike? I'm kinda new at this, so still learning. Thanks!