Hi, first post and all. I am wondering if anyone here is about my dimensions and rides cross, and what you would recommend for a newbie. I'm 6'6" with a 38" inseam, 180 lbs with size 49 (EUR) shoes. I'm planing on going clipless. I've been looking at the 62cm 2010 Kona Jake as a possible option as I'm also on a budget (~$1000 as a ballpark). Mainly, I was wondering about the handling as I know a lot of bikes get worse as the sizes go up. I'd love to be able to get on one, but finding a local place with a 62 cm cross frame did not go well. I'm currently on a 62cm, 1980 Miyata Gran Touring as a commuting bike, but the short frame (540 something mm TT) and large amounts of toe overlap when clipless are making it less fun to ride anywhere that isn't a straight line. I would appreciate any comments as I'm new to this and would love to benefit from your experience. Thanks in advance!