So I just started riding my first FG build to and from work this past week. Up until now I've just been riding around the neighborhood streets a bit, so I haven't had much of a chance to really dial in the fit of the bike. I think I've ridden it enough now to know I need to change some things, but I'm not exactly sure what to change. I'm hoping that if I describe what I'm feeling when I ride and list the options I have in terms of adjusting/changing parts that someone will give me a good place to start.
My biggest two compaints when riding are that I feel like I have a lot of weight on my hands/wrist, and that I'm not terribly comfortable when I have my hands out on the "horn" sections of my bullhorns. If I keep my head down I'm fine, but when I try and look straight ahaid down the road it just isn't a very comfortable position. This may just be because I'm not used to it, or I may need to change some stuff on my bike.
Now onto what I can adjust/change on the bike. Right now I have my stem (Thomson Elite 25.4 100mm +/- 5 degree) flipped so it's angled down. I also have 20mm worth of spacers underneath the stem. I haven't cut the steerer tube yet, so raising and/or flipping the stem is definitely possible. I also am currently running Fyxation Rodeo Pursuit bars, but also have the not pursuit version in my garage that I could swap out if it would help. The only other thing I've considered is getting a shorter stem (90mm), but that is by far the most expensive option so I'd prefer to keep that as a last resort.
P.S. I also think I need to angle my seat slightly up. I felt as though I was sliding off the front of the saddle when I was riding today, and I think that might have had something to do with why I felt like too much weight was on my hands/wrists.