I assembled the Fargo today and am mostly done. I got the last missing pieces from Foxcomp yesterday. Some adjustments still remain to be made, but I did manage to test ride it today. I'm sure that I will still make some small adjustments to the riding position, but it was fun to ride as it was. It looked huge in the cramped space where I assembled it, but outside felt (and looked) right. The standover is no problem whatsoever. It actually felt very nimble to ride and the steering was very much like that of the Gary Fisher G2 geometry, which I happen to like.
I obviously do not need the bash ring, but it was attached to a crank set that was currently unused. The chainring bolts were stuck, so I will have to drill them away at some point to get a 44t outer ring. The Deore rear derailleur anno 2002 will be replaced with something newer at some point and contemplating getting a short travel Thudbuster seatpost instead of the long travel one I currently have, since I feel that it could have less offset.
The large front triangle of the frame does scream for an Epic Designs style frame bag. I will probably try to make one myself.