I found a good deal on a road bike in the area for $30. I plan on using the frame and a few other little things, and building the rest up over the winter time. I do have a question about the size though. The bike is a 26" Ross Professional and measures 34" from the ground to the top of the frame. My questions are:
1) I am 5'9, is a 26" bike normal for someone my size? (I'm assuming the 26" part refers to the tires and not the frame)
2) I will probably need the seat positioned at a lower stance, which makes the handlebars a bit higher than the seat. Is it possible to get a new stem that positions the handlebars at a lower stance so my seat is sitting a bit higher than the handlebars?
A picture of the said bike for reference:
Thanks for any and all help. As you can probably tell, I am a noob, but we all need to start somewhere