The Missy Bike 6

Durango, Colorado on Missy Giove's 1993 Yeti ARC-AS

1993 Yeti ARC ASLT. A former team bike raced and owned by Missy Giove. Given to a former restaurant owner here in Durango and displayed for more than 10 years. The restaurant closed, and when I returned to Durango after a 3-year hiatus, I tracked the owner down and fortunately she still had the frame. Chains still attached.

The frame was filthy with 10 years of restaurant grease coating every surface and filling every hole. It took awhile to get it clean. From there it was 10 months of acquiring parts. Unlike Yetifan Andy's older sister, parts spec throughout the year appear consistent with an odd mix of Grafton, Ringle, Shimano and Grip Shift. Happy to say that its 97% exact to how it was raced.

This is no wall hanging garage queen. Its beat with many dents, scratches, and a sizable dent at the shock mount. Former Yeti GM Bill Shaw confirms this was her bike and he recalls the race where massive downtube dent happened. I've made some small changes including a NOS yellow rear end to replace the turquoise one (which didn't come until 94). No one can explain when the rear end was swapped but Shaw guesses that, since each team member was allowed to keep one race bike, she kept this one and had the rear end put on.

Fork: Custom Answer Manitou "2.5." M2 lowers, M3 guts and custom work for fit
Bar: Answer Hyperlite
Bar Ends: Onza OZ-170
Stem: Custom "Team Cut" Answer ATAC
Headset: Chris King
Grips: Yeti Speed Grip
Saddle: Avocet 02 Titanium
Seatpost: Ringle Moby
Brakes: Grafton Speed Controller
Brake Levers: Shimano XT
Cranks: Grafton Joystix
Chainrings: Shimano
Bottom Bracket: Shimano UN71
Pedals: Shimano PD-M737
Chainrings: Shimano
Chain: Shimano
Cassette: Shimano XTR
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR
Front Derailleur: Shimano XTR
Shifters: SRAM Grip Shift SRT600
Skewers: Ringle Cam-Twist
Hubs: Ringle Superbubba & Supereight
Rims: Specialized BX25 Rear / Campagnolo Mirox front
Tires: IRC / Yeti FRO


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6 comments
  • dresanches

    10/10/2013 4:50 AM

    much respect

  • chequamie

    10/9/2013 5:24 PM

    was this the frame from stonehouse? I was just in durango about a month ago had a blast riding all the old trails.. cool edit!

  • b-kul

    10/9/2013 2:43 PM

    original tires and all? that is dedication.

  • ryan.stensen

    10/9/2013 12:36 PM

    Sweet video, I own the house across the street and used to ride the local trails and into the Gulch all the time, time warp!

  • bullrider

    10/9/2013 10:44 AM

    missy lives in my town now. i just saw her at the local bike shop and now i saw this cool ass edit. crazy! shes a legend.

  • Big Bird

    10/9/2013 9:18 AM

    Wait, I'm confused. Did I just watch a video with no backflips? Jokes aside, it's good to see the old girl rolling and flying again. He even has the vintage whip style to match.