I picked up a, I believe, 1991 Gios Nuovo Compact frame+fork (w/ headset, BB, seat post, stem, and front brake) for a criminally low price off of eBay last July. It was in my size and cheap so why not build it up for myself? RobbieTunes, in his amazing generosity, even sent me a bag of Ergo bits and once those were together I had a direction for the project. So I slowly pieced together the machine you see below. All of it was from trades, eBay, and a little Craigslist, and it would be rude for me to not a) post pictures and b) thank those members who've helped bring this thing together.
Run-down of components (and origins)
Alfredo Gios Nuovo Compact frame and (aero?) steel fork (Craigslist)
Campagnolo seatpost, cup-and-cone Italian BB (Craigslist)
ITM stem (Craigslist)
Mavic headset (Craigslist)
Shimano 105 dual-pivot brakes (Craigslist)
Look Pedals (Craigslist)
Campagnolo Athena(?) 8-speed hub and pre-ExaDrive cassette (12-23) (eBay)
Italmanubri Europa Super Racing bars (eBay)
Selle Italia SLR saddle (Thanks DRietz!)
Michelin Pro Race 2 tire (Thanks cuda2k!)
Campagnolo Omega Strada Hardox rims on Dura-ace 7400 hubs (Thanks noglider!)
Campagnolo Veloce cranks (Thanks scrub!)
Campagnolo Veloce left Ergo (Thanks cudak888!)
Campagnolo Chorus braze-on front derailleur (Thanks champion city!)
Campagnolo Athena(?) right Ergo (Thanks RobbieTunes!)
Campagnolo Mirage 8s rear derailleur (Thanks again RobbieTunes!)
Not pictured : Northwave Look-compatible shoes (Thanks rhm!)
So it's a huge mish-mash of parts, but they all work together. I'm hoping to get the last few things to make it pretty, like matching tires and maybe some allen-head crank bolts, on there soon. Then take it out and put lots of miles on it.
Thanks to everyone (especially RobbieTunes) for helping bring this bike together. The info on this model seems to be scarce on the internet but if you've got something you'd like to share I'm all ears.