Building a bike around a set of cranks sound like a good idea? Suuuuuuure!
I'm just a shade over 6'8", 240 on my way to 220 lbs. and have been enjoying a 66cm Cannondale CAAD3 for a number of years. Been reading too much lately about the benefits of looooooong cranks. Not long like my Dura Ace 180's -more like 210's. I'm a sport/fitness rider, I like to zip around and do some local and regional rides including RAGBRAI, no plans to race.
So I just ordered a set of integrated cranks from High Sierra Cycle. Those are gonna take 4 weeks to get done, so I have time to contemplate wheels and components.
Frame? Decided on a local (ish) builder who's got stock sizes all the way up to 68cm - Gunnar. Gunnar is a branch of the fine folks at Waterford. Been working through the geometry details and hope to have that settled and a drawing in my little hands in the next couple of days. Chose their Sport model as a starting point since I'm 41 and want a "quick enough" bike that will deliver some degree of comfort - hold the rear rack braze-ons, please! Steel Waterford fork and custom geometry - more on that in my next update.
So, I'll be sure to keep the details of this build coming. Just figured I'd start somewhere...