Trying to narrow things a bit. I'm 6-4, and usually ride a 63 cm road racing frame. That means that I never find a bike to test in lbs's. I'm thinking a 64 or so for a dedicated tourer, and I'm at loose ends. I looked at Bob Jackson frames. Like them, but the tubeset is old school, and newer air hardened tubes offer advantages, esp. in large frame sizes. Waterford is a loooong way away. But Rivendell and Co-Motion are both accessible with local reps. I've looked over Rodriquez and Bilenky, Thorn and Koga Miyata.
Here's the issue: Co-Motion frames are a few pennies more, but they're custom (+). However, they're TIG welded (-). Atlantis are off the peg (-) but lugged (+) and I even like the color. Any exp. among larger riders with the two? Their geometries are quite similar. Rivendell is a little coy about Atlantis tubing. Co-Motion uses an air-hardened tandem set -- ideal for big frames, I would think.
So it comes down to this: Atlantis is pretty, a bit less, and close to home. Co-Motion may be techically superior, with flashier paint, custom built. I just don't know which girl to invite to the ball.
I like lugs, but mostly, I would like a bike with the ride that my 1981 Ritchey -- built lugless with tandem tubes -- gave me. It was the best racing frame I've ever touched.
My family laughs, but seriously, I think this is the last frame I'll ever buy.
2008 Bianchi San Jose
1998 Litespeed Classic (Ultegra, mostly) up for grabs
2004(?) Kona Dew Deluxe, loaded for commuting, also up for grabs.