If you guys are right about the frame simply being too big I'm going to about cry. The shop convinced me it fit well, and I just bought into the "sweet, I have an inch of standover" school of thought. I really hope that swapping to a shorter/higher stem helps then. The rest of the bike rides and feels like a dream to me, so here's hoping. The other thing they mentioned when I bought it was that the handlebars were obnoxiously long/large. Should this be something to consider?
Edit: By the by: The other day when I was cleaning/oiling my chain I noticed one of the teeth on the chain ring was definitely jacked up--looked like it had been folded over or something. Normally not something worth hassling the bike shop to me, but I've now dropped my chain twice in the past 5 days, and its kinda freaky riding up tempo on fixed. I'm pretty vigilant about my chain tension, as that and oiling the chain are about as far as my maintenance goes. Could this be due to the jacked up chain/should I be insistent on getting a new chainring on a ~2 week old bike or just roll with it?
Last edited by oneeyedhobbit; 09-17-10 at 12:05 AM.