Hybrid Project

markos1963 Posts: 3,724
edited December 2008 in Workshop
Thinking of biding on this:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 0310412887
Would it be suitable size wise for my 12yo son who is 5'1" tall and has a 30" true inside leg?. I then want to turn it into a straight bar hybrid using suitable bars, rapidefire shifters and road wheels so he can have a fast road bike. Do I keep the drive train or do I need to change it as I want to fit an MTB triple chainset to keep the gearing low enough for a junior? Also do I need some sort of stop for the gear cables where the down tube shifters are?