Thanks for the help. The XT front derailleur worked great. I re-built the bike from a fun single speeder to a speedy race machine. The bike is extremely fun to ride in both configurations. Loving every minute of it and the sporadic warmer weather up here in Minot. The bike will be traveling with my to Japan and spending the better part of the next 3 year riding in the Pacific. I attached a few picture for your enjoyment.
Thanks again for the awesome bike,