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Take a close look at the Trek 1000 series, they start at 43cm making them suitable for kids and shorter riders. My kid has a 1600SLR and loves it, it comes with 105 controls, Ultegra mechs and a Bonty (FSA) triple crankset; it might be a bit pricey for what you're looking to but the 1000 is a great entry level bike for less than a grand.
In my case the triple crank was replaced by a compact, the 12-25 cassette replaced by a 14-25 (Junior regulations) and the mechs for Ultegra double.
The difference between the "regular" and the wsd in 43cm is the wheel size, the regular is 700 and the wsd is 650.
Last edited by DiRt DeViL; 03-13-07 at 12:38 PM.