I wish I was small. Small bikes always look nicer than the farm gates I have to ride! And to get a decent position on a big bike, I always end up using too many spacers to be aesthetically pleasing.
Coming together nicely that. Not sure about the blue rims though. Maybe too much colour.
I might have to chop down the steerer and fit a quil stem having seen yours.
Experiment with saddle height. If you used that old Guimard formula (ins. X .885) you are probably sitting too high, unless you prefer to pedal with a lot of heel rise. A tall saddle and a spacer tower is usually a giveaway that something in the saddle department is off.
That is true
for a long time I used to have my saddle too high. it was like the bike was setup for me at the shop and I got used to it, I though the full leg extension was desirable.
It was indeed wrong, I had often saddle numbness problems and had to go to a tilted down saddle, big cutouts and bigger frames with more spacers, to be able to ride comfortably.
Until I got the right advice and lowered the saddle almost 1.5cms, leveled it dead flat and started to ride better, sitting properly on the seat bones, and curving the uper back while mantaining the lower back as perpendicular as possible to the saddle, like the Pros do, and like it is named "The Snake" by Fizik.
After the legs and torso adjusted to the new position and the hamstrings, back and abdominal muscles gained strenght, I ride, and climb a lot better on the new position and can go lower on the front.