Build Thread: http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/index.php?threads/el-chango-laton-es-finito-7-19.91895/ El Chango Laton (Because there are far too many "Brass Monkey" builds out there already) started out as an old Flying Pigeon frame and a couple of vintage Schwinn Forks. With some welding, a few trips to the LBS, and a little elbow grease, I give you EL CHANGO LATON: Headlight is a '70s CEV unit, the gears are shifted via an old bronze boat throttle, and the hand-hammered Honjo fender is squeezed in between the 700-32C tire and the crown of that '61 Schwinn 26" middleweight fork. The original, bolt-in seatstays have been replaced by a wishbone unit made from a cut-down 27" Schwinn fork.The rear bub is a Shimano Nexus Inter-3 with a roller brake. Pedals have been augmented with Velo-Orange mini toe clips and wooden pedal blocks cut from purple heart. I really fell in love with this Izumi chain. I think that the black with gold pins is subtle, with just that little bit of flash. Cotton twine half-hitch wraps on the bike have been coated in amber shellac. Seat is an old Gyes copper-railed saddle with many miles already on it, supported by a DK micro-adjust BMX seatpost.