It's clear to me this is a rider. Riders should always be equipped with kit that means you'll be happy riding them. If that means v-brakes, so be it.
When I first bought it, it had those awful Kona canti's on it. I swapped them for HS22's when they first came out and I LOVED them. Unfortnately I'd really have to get 3 cable stops brazed on the top tubes to fit maguras and make it look neat.
I bought the HS22's just before V-brakes came out, and I could have bought top of the range ones with what I spent on the Maguras.
So V-brakes it is - if I get the paint done at Bob jacksons I may get a little cable stop put on for the V-brake, but top be honest the modified dog collar looks very nice and should work as well as a cable stop - I think the Kona's look a bit bare without the dog collars. And if I use one it'll keep it original, ish.
BUT I'me never going to sell it. So who know what I might do?