Im going to visit my favorite wheel builder -Wheelcraft
Due to him being on some sort of well known circuit the place is roadie central
He has many nice road frames and with all the road cyclists i should be able to pick up the right frame fr the right price.And i can get fitted out there for frame sizes.
Either way its going to be a garden gate
Still not sure whether to b uy a whole bike to start with and take it from there or to start with the frame and build it up over time
Not sure where you are based but if you are in London anytime, you are welcome to try my Peugeot 25 1/4 inch bike, it rides well and could give you an idea of what size you want. The top tube is proportionally longer and is a slight stretch for me (6 foot tall, in normal proportions) so might be good for you.