New *tall* rider -- question about used cross bike
I used to ride a lot 25 years ago as a teen but moved on to some other sports. I just saw two cross races here in NH recently and am totally hooked. I want a bike! Looks like getting started might mean a nice new rig at the lbs ($1000-1,500); or internet imports ($750-$1,000); or used equipment.
Question: is there any better source of used equipment than ebay? I am 6'5" and appear to need a 62-63 frame. I think it would be kind of fun to modify/improve a used bike than buy something "out of the box".
Any suggestions on locating a good used bike? Any tall riders here wanting to lighten the load?