Here's the 68/69 Colnago ready to ride.
While it should have Series 1 NR brake levers, I replaced those that were on the bike (Series 2) with NOS Series 4 NR levers since they have the shorter reach I need, then wrapped the bars in black cotton tape. I was disappointed to have to replace the milled seatpost but it was too short. I found a lightly used 180mm post as a replacement. I also found a used but correct front derailleur. I replaced the well-worn 54t chainring (sadly - loved the drilling) with a lightly used 52t ring for a better range of gears with a donated 14-24 Regina G.S. Corse freewheel.
I intended to replace the 17-21 5-speed freewheel anyway, but when a spoke broke on the drive side while my bike mech, Hans, was trueing the rear wheel, he was forced to destroy the freewheel to get it off since the freewheel ears had been mangled by a PO. This also forced a rebuilding of the rear wheel. While he was at it, he rebuilt the rear derailleur to make it work properly. He also correctly re-spaced the rear dropouts back to 120mm since a PO spread it to 126mm for a 6-speed.
I also installed an NOS pump clip for the NOS Silca frame pump (w/Campy head), NOS Zeus spare tire holder under the seat, NOS brake pads, and NOS ALE bottle cage, toe clips and straps.
I test rode it around the neighborhood with tape on the bottoms of my old Sidis to get the placement for the cleats and I must say, it rides REALLY nice. Eventually I'll get a pair of Dettos and a vintage jersey to round out the look.
Now it just needs to stop raining so I can get it on the road.