The new frame came, but the fork did not
I had my bonus announced and after some deliberation I have purchased an Origin 8 FoxTrot frame from one of the ebay stores. The ad (or whatever you call that thing) said that for about 500 bucks I'd get a frame, a carbon fork and a headset. The frame has arrived, looks perfect, however, the fork and the headset are missing in action. Could it be that they were sent in separate packages and I should just wait for another few days? Alternatively, should I call the store asking about it?
In addition, a few questions to the wise men of the CX subforum:
A) The seat tube is 31.6mm and none of my seatposts would fit. Any suggestions of good sources for braze-ons for DF in that size? Anyone knows good sturdy seatposts in that size?
B) What crankset do you use? I have an extra full-size (53x39) collecting dust on my time-trial bike, but would rather get something smaller, like a compact or even less (e.g 42x27 or something of that sort). Is it a good idea to get a mountain bike crankset and BB for a cross bike?
C) I am considering using a mountain bike rear deraleur - they tend to be cheaper, more mud-resistant and have longer cage. Are pull ratios on all Shimano 9-speed deraleurs the same and I will be able to use road 9-speed brifters? Alternatively, would my road ultegra DR have any issues on a cross bike?