A great buy, you will love it I am sure.
I have a 94 that came with the noodle shortened. There are several ways around it. You can run V's but like me you sound like you dont want that option
You can force a section of piping into the noodle to extend it andbend slightly. Have done this once in the past but a real lot of fine effort to make a really nice job. You could go to SJScycles and look in brake guides or something like that and they have one that is very similar to the 89 or so one from specialized that hangs off the seat bolt to guide the cable, or there is a dia compe one that is again mounted off the seat clamp bolts in a V shape to guide the cable. These are really nice and seen a few Rockhoppers come with these standard BITD but harder to find now, usually see a few on ebay US. I think there might be a cheap raleigh version about.
I hope this gives you some ideas anyway.
Hope this helps a little bit
Carlsberg dont build Singlespeeds but if they did.......they would probably look just like mine.
I've spent half my life on bikes.........the other half I wasted