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Old 11-06-04, 10:11 PM
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Retro Grouch 
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Measure from the top of your seat and the top of your handlebar to the floor. What's the difference between the two? I set up my bikes so that the difference is only one or two inches. Some people even set up their bikes so the two measurements are equal. Many new bikes come set up for the lean, flexible racer types with the handlebars 3 to 5 inches below the seat.

If your bike shop took the time to set it up with your knee over the pedal, I doubt your bike is grossly wrongly sized for you. There isn't a neat formula for handlebar height, however, so many shops just go with the bikes however they come. On most new road bikes flipping the stem over will raise your handlebars about 2 inches and also move them back towards you a little bit. That may be all that you need to do to solve your problem.
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