Well folks, I finally took the plunge. After much research, internal debate, advice seeking, hand-wringing, and haggling, I ordered my first road bike today--the KHS Flite 747 in 3xL. I'll have one of the first 3xL models released, so I'm looking forward to putting the bike through its paces. At 6'10" and 350lbs, those paces should give a good idea of what the bike can do. I'll post actual in-hand pictures when it gets here and would be willing to post periodic updates to establish a bit of an information hub on this particular bike if anyone's interested. The most frustrating thing about making this decision was not being able to find much feedback from actual owners.
Any other 747 owners on here? Any advice for a relative novice moving from a riding a fat-tired 29er on the road to his first road bike?