I'm kinda having the jones for a nice steel 29er hardtail, and have pretty much decided on the Gunnar Rockhound. Possibly a Niner MCR, but I like the idea of an American made steel frame.
So I'm looking at this
and figure I can pick this up from Bikesdirect to use for parts for the time being.
What problems might I run into doing this? From what I can see so far, I'll probably need a new front derailleur, or at least a new clamp to fit the smaller diameter steel frame. Also a new BB for the 73mm shell. Then just upgrade/swap out parts over time as I have the money, starting with fork and wheelset.
But everything else should swap over just fine, right?