rebuild was for 700c - it spent a long time at a localish bike builder's having the v-brake/cantilever posts moved an inch or so further out - just grind off the originals, and braze on new.quite like this! have you stuck with 26" wheels? if not then how did you fit the large 700c into the frame?
original setup was 26" with ~2" tyres, so theres plenty of room.
the new fork is a surly long haul trucker 700c so theres a lot of room up front too