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    1985 Coyote (Research Dynamics?)

We purchased this one as a frame/fork and stem combo. It had been built up with some newer components and we wanted it make it more period correct. There isn't a serial number but it appears to be around 1985 based on the construction and rear Roller Cam brake mounts.  The fillet brazed oval-tubed stem has a high rise with a removable face plate which appears to be made for drop bars so we installed a Specialized drop bar.  Components are pretty standard Shimano Deore XT parts with a Suntour Roller Cam rear brakes and Specialized cranks.   The frame is nicely fillet brazed with an ovalized down tube. Head tube reinforcements, along with the oval tubing is very reminiscent of the Mountain Goat Deluxe model.  The Coyote name was used by Research Dynamics but this one appears older than most of those and doesn't have Research Dynamics anywhere on the bike.  If anyone recognizes it, give us a shout.  

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Frame Cro-Moly, fillet brazed, oval down tube
Fork Cro-Moly Unicrown, fillet brazed
Rear Shock NA
Rims Araya 7X
Hubs Shimano Deore XT
Spokes Stainless Steel
Tires IRC Mountain Super
Pedals Suntour XC II
Crank Specialized w/ Biopace rings
Chain Shimano
Rear Cogs Suntour 6 speed freewheel
Bottom Bracket Sugino
Front Derailleur Shimano Deore XT
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore XT
Shifters Shimano Deore XT
Handlebars Specialized BB-1 drop bars
Stem Coyote fillet brazed, oval, with roller
Headset Tange
Brake set Shimano Deore XT front canti, Suntour Roller Cam rear
Brake levers Dia Compe
Saddle Selle Italia
Seat Post Suntour XC w/ Hite Rite
Colors red/orange/yellow fade
Size 17"
Serial #   None

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