The most comfortable position on my 60cm Long Haul Trucker is behind the hoods by a
few inches. Riding on the hoods themselves, as I do on my road bike,
i feel a bit stretched out. As the steering tube has been cut and I
can't raise my bars any more than they already are (with the two or
three spacers in there) it looks like I've got a few options in order
to ride comfortably on the hoods:
1. Buy an uncut fork
2. Buy a 58cm frame
3. Use a stem riser
4. Use an adjustable stem
5. Buy a smaller frame
6. Adjust saddle closer to bars
7. Decide that riding behind the hoods is fine and get used to it.
For what it's worth, I have already swapped out the stock 120mm stem
for a 70mm stem and I'm afraid going any smaller might make the ride
a bit twitchy. And, I should also mention, that aside from this
issue, the bike is quite comfortable.
What would you recommend?