Ok. Thank you for that info too! Been going through the few other Coyote threads here. It seems to me that you are the leading Coyote expert on RetroBike!
No, not at all, I don't know much about them - I've never even ridden one. I do think though that too many people are taken in by big names, whereas really, for the reasons I gave above, it's the tubeset that counts and Easton Elite was the best 7005 tubeset at that time. There is really no difference in quality whatsoever between your frame and big brand Elite frames.
I do have an Easton Elite frame though - a 1998 Orange E4, and it's worth mentioning that whatever truth there may be in aluminium frames being uncomfortable to ride, it doesn't apply to the E4 one iota. If the Coyote is for your gf, I feel sure she'll find it suitable. I have a feeling that later Coyotes, certainly the HT2 and possibly the HT1, had square section chainstays, which may well make them stiffer for hard nuts, but perhaps a bit too rough riding for a lady! I see yours has round chainstays, so hopefully it'll ride like the E4 - smooth, solid and stable.