Have had a dedicated commute/tourer set up and riding for the last 3 weeks. Subscribed to the Rivendell "handlebar height and saddle height should be equal" mantra. I am not buying into the theory, it feels awkward and unbalanced, like too much weight rearward. I am trying a compromise between what I normally ride and the Riv style by lowering bar height until I get what i like. Perhaps it is frame geometry or something else but just does not feel efficient while riding.