Re: Might as well get a thread started...
She's back on the tires now.
Installed a new front fork with disc brake mount, scored a free mountain bike front wheel with disc hub and rotor from the LBS, and also scored a free 1in threadless Aheadset.
Got everything assembled and took it to the shop for them to check out and let them run brake lines since I just had a tandem cable, no ferrules or housing.
Will get pics tomorrow but the big beast is on the road again.
If it's worth building, it's worth over-building.