The spacers are gone. I asked my dealer to leave them there while I was healing from a neck injury. You right about the IMPEC - I cancelled that project - I did not like the size of the frame.
In order to make the bike more of a touring / comfort bike, we though to order the performance fit frame / not race. When it arrived it looked like someone took a regular frame and made it 2 inches taller everywhere. Very bulky and big - also, the dropouts were subpar IMO and it was difficult to even mount the front wheel quickly.
FYI, my neck is almost healed and I am riding the CA with 1 10MM spacer, and my stem turned down. My guess is that when my neck and back are totally back to normal, that last spacer will go, and I will be able to have the stem on the top tube. And remember, I am using a small headset, not one of those tall jobs.
Very nice! Let's get some new pics of your proper setup going in this thread then!
You have done great to escape Trek and get as far as Cervelo or BMC, but maybe time to take the next step - in performance, in customization, and in originality.
Since you clearly can afford anything, maybe it's time for you to experiment beyond mass-produced race-oriented plastic bikes. If you must continue with plastic, look at Crumpton. You will find gumgardner built up a Crumpton to under 10 lbs if uber-light is your goal. A bit heavier, there is some great Titanium like Moots or Hampsten or Eriksen or Potts. Some awesome steel by Pegoretti, Icarus Cycles, English Cycles, or Carl Strong. If you have not attended one yet, start looking into going to next year's North American Hand Made Bicycle Show (NAHBS) and see who catches your fancy.