Since nobody made what I wanted, I bought a new Kona Dew Deluxe and modified it. Changes included:
Avid Road Disc calipers
Full Campy drive train - Centaur cranks & brifters, Chorus front derailleur, Record rear derailleur
48cm road bars
What this bike is for:
1. Having FUN
2. Fitness riding
3. Occasional errands
4. Weekend day trips
What this bike is not for:
2. Trying to look like a racer
4. Off road or long-distance touring
Things I like about this bike:
1. The long top tube length fits my long torso & arms
2. The compact frame geometry lets me stand over this 60cm bike with a 32 inch inseam
3. The 44cm chainstays give this bike enough wheelbase that I can sit bolt upright with no hands on the bars, and still feel comfortably in control.
4. The 48cm wide bars fit my shoulders
5. The platform pedals let me ride at a moment's notice without having to change shoes
6. The Campy drivetrain makes it different from other folks' bikes (Is it better than Shimano - probably not, but it is different!)
7. The disc brakes suit my technological preferences
8. The fat tires soak up the potholes
9. The quick release seat post binder lets me change heights in seconds
10. It's unique
Things I'm not completely satisfied about on this bike:
1. The fork has no rake - it transmits vibration directly to the rider. In the short term, I plan to use Aztec Vibe Wrap to muffle the vibration. Eventually, I'll have a custom fork made with lots of rake AND disc brake mounts.
2. The frame is aluminum. It would probably ride better if it were steel, but I'm not going there until I'm ready to build or have a frame built.
3. The paint job isn't to my liking, but isn't worth changing.
4. I'd like the handlebars to be higher. I've a fork tube extender on order.
5. I'm not sure I quite like the brifters. If they don't grow on me, I'll revert to bar ends.
Before anyone gives me grief over the overly long chain - I have a larger cassette on order and will resize the chain once it is installed. In the meantime, yes, it shifts sloppily, but it works.
I'm sure this probably isn't the bike for many of you, but it is very close to THE bike for me. Judging from the number of folks who stop me while I'm riding to ask about the bike, I'm not the only one who likes the style. The bike shop who sold me the Dew has asked for photos so other potential customers who want this modification can see what one looks like.
If I want to embarrass my buddy who bought a Cannondale 5000, I'll just switch to a spare, narrower set of wheels & tires.