Well considering he's two years younger than the recommended age and 3" shorter inside leg for the frame I don't think it looks to big for him!
Stripped it completely yesterday, cleaned the frame up with some cutting compound (it was covered in scratches and scuffs). Soaked the chain in phosphoric acid cleaner to get rid of the surface rust and properly lathered it with oil and hung it up to drip. Cleaned, lubed and setup the brakes and slung it all back together. Fitted the azonic risers that he had on his old bike (4" wider than the stock frog bars) and sent him on his way.
Took to it like a duck to water, really comfortable on it and not bothered an ounce by the wheels increasing by 6"!
Only down side is that the frame is too narrow to take any of the knobbly tyres I have in stock, but having only paid 90 quid for it it's not the end of the world
Last week for anyone to have a go at this. I said I would and technically I have, left my cameras on a train so my intention of making a better one of looking pretty far fetched at the moment. This was the attempt though, already posted in Instagram thread.
Still young (42)...rides a ton, now the kids are older, it's easier to go some dad time...been on the 24" arcade for a while such a fun all round bike...great you back at it...good luck with the knees...