I'm 6 foot two, with stubby legs, 30" inseam. Long arms to match the torso. 260 pounds. Strong biker though.
I am caught between the need for a low top tube (which usually means a smaller frame) and a long top tube so I can stretch out (which means a big frame). But then the big frame has too tall a seatpost, and my legs feel weird while pedalling -- they have to reach too far.
I rather suspect in a perfect world I'd need to get a frame custom built. But ain't nobody got no money for dat.
So... what road bike frame (chromoly or aluminum) might be a good compromise for me? I don't care if the frame is old, I can always put new components on it. I just want light and fast.
I'm almost at the point where I am going to buy a big chromoly roadbike frame, cut the top tube out, and MIG weld in another a couple of inches lower. Seriously.
Suggestions/advice would be most welcome.