Managed to win the auction and immediately got in touch with Argos regarding the resto. I was torn between going for Saronni red and keeping it the original blue, but eventually decided on the latter. The forks and seat stay also needed re-chroming and in a moment of madness I decided to go for the extravagance of chroming the head tube lugs. I supplied the decals, from Cyclomondo
In the meantime the hunt for a nice Super Record group and appropriate finishing kit began:
Panto'd NOS Colnago Super Record Seatpost from eBay, way too expensive!
Panto NOS Colnago stem from http://defietsenmaker.nl/
for a decent price. Would have preferred silver but seen a couple go for silly money on eBay
Nice condition Nuovo Record cranks from eBay, with the big chainring swapped out for a reproduction Panto one from Cyclomondo
Set of very nice Super Record mechs and shifters from eBay
Good condition SR levers from eBay, but with nice NOS hoods De Fietsenmaker
Large flange SR hubs from eBay
I don't like most 80's saddles so will go with a Brooks Swift, and will also be using Brooks black leather bar tape
I've also picked up various small items (mostly NOS) such as stainless steel rear mech cables, drop out adjusters, seat post binder etc. Still on the hunt for nice rims and bars.
So after a couple of months Argos have finished the frame (it's the chroming that takes ages) and should arrive in the next couple of days so I can start building her up. Very excited!