Yesterday I had the chance to visit Mongomery Cyclery down near Cincinnati, OH. I spoke to one of the guys there for probably close to an hour. I tried out a specialized and GT. I am apparently a medium frame, but I think I would be ok on a large as well as it was close on the medium. I also found out what many have said, that suspension on a bike are useless for an Uber clyde. Just sitting on the bike, and the seat post compressed all the way even when "pre-loaded" all the way. Also the front suspension on the Specialized didn't have a lock out, so just a tiny lean forward and it compressed.
The GT won the day, it was black with a chrom moly frame, and I can change out the seat post easy enough to a solid mount. Since no one is responding to any of their Craigslist ads, I guess I'll just have to save my pennies and buy that GT.