There it is. The Xt rear der has no barrel adjuster, and looks like a tennis shoe, but works great. The IRd Defiant 13-32 freewheel is working good so far. It is a little pricey at 50 bucks but no one really makes a better 5 speed freewheel to the best of my knowledge. Cable tip forthcoming.
New tires too. No dirt tests yet, but they are the Kenda Small Block 8 in a 2.1 . They make a 2.3 as well. Side wall graphics are garish and have the kenda website address printed in large letters ( must have missed that on the online pic). Also scored a new brakeset recently and swapped out the old ones that had no built-in way to balence the spring tension; the Tektro Oryxs do.