• 12-16-2012
    fadetoblack6902
    Cool Skull Canti Yokes: What are they?
  • 12-16-2012
    John Grafton
    I remember seeing these sometime after Ringle and I came out with peace signs and Fat Finger cable hangers.
  • 12-16-2012
    fadetoblack6902
    Thanks for the reply John! So I guess that puts them in the mid 90's. btw I sold a NIB pair of your Joystix cranks on my website recently. Gorgeous model you designed!
  • 12-17-2012
    SMRTIN
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by John Grafton View Post
    I remember seeing these sometime after Ringle and I came out with peace signs and Fat Finger cable hangers.

    John - you should share with the group the story of how you got the idea for the fat finger hanger design...
  • 12-17-2012
    Rumpfy
    Fat Finger is easily my favorite hanger...unfortunately mine stripped out recently. :(

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...c/3649d757.jpg
  • 12-17-2012
    girlonbike
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by fadetoblack6902 View Post
    Thanks for the reply John! So I guess that puts them in the mid 90's. btw I sold a NIB pair of your Joystix cranks on my website recently. Gorgeous model you designed!

    Send John a cut of your profits! :p

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SMRTIN View Post
    John - you should share with the group the story of how you got the idea for the fat finger hanger design...

    I'd love to hear it.

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Fat Finger is easily my favorite hanger...unfortunately mine stripped out recently. :(

    From overuse, I'm sure. ;)
  • 12-17-2012
    CCMDoc
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post

    From overuse, I'm sure. ;)

    Did we REALLY need to know that??? :bluefrown:
  • 12-17-2012
    Rumpfy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    From overuse, I'm sure. ;)

    Definitely!
  • 12-17-2012
    colker1
    A skeleton flippin you the finger w/ an xtr inscripted ring would be cooler. Why didn't anyone think of this?
  • 12-17-2012
    John Grafton
    Fat Finger
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SMRTIN View Post
    John - you should share with the group the story of how you got the idea for the fat finger hanger design...

    You asked for it! Myself, Ringle and Parker (yes Mister Yeti) were in our rented motor home in some parking lot across the street from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway awaiting Sundays race (don't even ask me what year, had to be early 90's) I was working on a new disk brake design between bong rips and tequila shots. Geoff and I were talking about our next years line up. At first we were thinking about the big stuff, shifting components etc. Then another bong rip and a shot of tequila. Then I said something like (being the old hippie that I was) how about a peace sign cable hanger. Another shot and bong rip and the next thing we know were watching our friend Paul Tracy zipping around the Speedway. Stop me if I get carried away!!! Anyway, several months later I see that my good friend Geoff has come out with this cool, peace sign hanger. WTF, Knowing it was just a case of not remembering who said what during a night of relaxation I responded with the Fat Finger. No harm done. Gotta love Mr. Ringle.

    John Grafton
  • 12-17-2012
    Rumpfy
    That might be the best story ever told here on VRC. I'm crackin' up right now! :lol:


    Can we get Geoff on here too and have you guys shoot stories at us? :D
  • 12-17-2012
    girlonbike
    Hey John, that is hilarious! Thanks for sharing! Dang....I'm still chuckling.
  • 12-17-2012
    Boy named SSue
    I never though much of the Fat Fingers until now. The story makes them.
  • 12-17-2012
    jeff
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    Definitely!

    Submitted as evidence.
  • 12-17-2012
    Rumpfy
    I'm nothing if not consistent. And funny!
  • 12-18-2012
    huelse
    Cool story!

    To answer the original question, I think the company producing the skull hangers was called "Wicked". I should have one of those in original package. They are US-made.
  • 12-19-2012
    Gilarider
    Yeah, Wicked Racing is my recollection
  • 12-19-2012
    Andy FitzGibbon
    I have a skull hanger kicking around somewhere. I think the last time I used it was on a Manitou Mach 5.
  • 12-19-2012
    burritoguru
    Wicked Components out of Arizona.
    I have them on a couple of bikes.
  • 12-20-2012
    Groundoggy
    Saw a faded red set of those red skulls go unsold on eBay for about $30 a few months back.

    A set of NOS Fat Fingers in black was listed for $100 starting price auction or $150 BIN price and it sold for the BIN price within hours of the listing just hours ago.

    Mint Grafton F You Brake Cable Hangers Black RARE Middle Finger Big Kooka Paul | eBay
  • 12-20-2012
    Rumpfy
    Seller is kinda shady though.
  • 12-20-2012
    Andy FitzGibbon
    Psycho Psycles made skull hangers too. I think on theirs the skulls were actually cast, and then added on to a CNC'd hanger. They were a lot more detailed than the Wicked ones.
  • 12-20-2012
    fadetoblack6902
    What an entertaining thread guys! Thanks for the info.....Wickeds they are I guess ;)