Okay, I'm not really sure what needs adjusting right now, but something ain't right, and I'm hoping you guys can help me a bit.
I'm 5'10", 31" inseam, bike is a 53 2008 IRO Angus. The stem is a 110mm Nitto Dynamic Tall.
The only changes, I fixed the seat angle a bit, re-wrapped the bars to the center, and adjusted the bar angle to make the tops more usable.
Now, here's the thing. As it is now, I feel very stretched out. When I'm on the tops I feel okay, on the lack-of-hoods, okay, but stretched out, in the drops, almost never happens, I'm not that long.
My inclination is to believe that the bars are just too high, I feel as though I want to be more "on top" of the bars, whereas right now I'm sort of reaching out to them. As to why I would buy such a tall stem to begin with, well, I needed a stem, and my options were rather limited at the time. The reason I went with a longer stem is that I figured, given my height and the size of my frame, I should compensate with a longer stem.
I'm pretty much just torn between getting a stem with less height and less length, and a stem with less height but the same length, but I'd really rather not get yet another "wrong" stem, seeing as how my local lbs shops have no selection of quill stems to speak of, so I'm gonna have to order this one online.
So, what do you guys think?