hey, i just moved to washington DC and i want a nice cyclocross bike to get around town with (given all the potholes) and for getting out on some light trails.
i'm 6' 3.5"" = 193cm and all legs, so my torso is short. case in point, last night i tried the surley cross check, and the handle bars were way too far away -- on a 58cm! my last bike was a 62cm vintage apollo road bike which always felt small and i've ridden 64cm bikes that felt right. but i couldn't fit on this 58! so they replaced the stem, and they rotated the bars up a bit to make it easier, but it still just felt goofy.
you guys got any suggestions? any brands with shorter top tubes or whatever would do it?
i'd spend about 1200 or so, less would be better :-). if it's just too hard, i might just get my bud to ship me my old apollo. i think i want steel, but i don't really know, not enough experience on aluminum.
thanks so much!!