Did you buy the wrong size, a ridiculous amount of seatpost showing.
A black chainset would look much better.
Very nice. Spec?
I much prefer the look of the new rear stays. Mine is two years old with the curved stays. I cant help but think they're the reason the bike becomes 'choppy' and skitish when sprinting. Anyway...
Enjoy it, they're great at soaking up the miles.
That really is a perch.
Eagles nest lower !
I have to agree, all the comments about seatpost height are tiresome (just wait till I post a pic of my bike when it's back from it's refurb). If you're comfortable on it then that's all that matters.
I bought a frame 2nd hand a few years back, it had a lower stand over height and was fractionally shorter, but it was a bargain (IMHO). After a bike fit a year ago I was told I really needed to be on a bigger frame so I decided to try and sell the frame. After some initial interest I decided not to sell, I had ridden that frame for some big miles, regular 100+ milers (the longest being a 300km). Yes I was tired but never ever did I feel beat up, uncomfortable on it. So here I am, 5 years down the line with the frame that is supposedly too small for me. Do I regret not selling and getting a larger frame? No.
Following on from the Sean Yates comment; Phillipe Gilbert rides a 54cm frame with a 140mm stem and he's 6 foot tall.