Don't you just love being tall? It's great when you need to reach something, but finding things that fit (be it cars, beds, clothes, bikes, etc.) is a pain in the rear.
I might put this ultimate foul weather commuter plan on the backburner and just find something inexpensive to get me into the SS/Fixed market. I hear that the IRO's are good values and they come in a 62cm size. And the weather here is not so bad that rim brakes will work fine. I'd prefer to get the Mark V, but it looks like the Jamie Roy is the only one with fender mounts.