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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 2:52 am 
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Finally got it built back up. Pictures and specs @ Finally got it built back up. Pictures and specs @ http://mombat.org/MOMBAT/Bikes/1985_Coyote.html

The split clamp, high rise roller stem looked to be built for drop bars so we went with 'em. Other parts are pretty standard 1985/86 parts. All the Research Dynamics bikes I could find looked to be lower end imported frames. Couldn't find a serial number on this one but it sure looks to be more of a domestic one-off type of frame?? Maybe a sample, low production or different company all together?

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The split clamp, high rise roller stem looked to be built for drop bars so we went with 'em. Other parts are pretty standard 1985/86 parts. All the Research Dynamics bikes I could find looked to be lower end imported frames. Couldn't find a serial number on this one but it sure looks to be more of a domestic one-off type of frame?? Maybe a sample, low production or different company all together?

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:15 pm 
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Now that I like! - It looks like it could be ridden and ridden hard. It's no show piece...and that I like :wink:.

It's nice to see a rather unusual, perhaps not so coveted, brand of bicycle exhibited in such detail.

I have to get round to building myself a drop handlebar'd steed - just them pesky parts are so scare, thus so pricey, that I just can't make it happen.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:50 pm 
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Very cool.


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Stunning as always 8) I love the downtube especially !


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 4:41 pm 
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Is that a Phil Wood down tube Jeff?


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:35 pm 
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Anthony wrote:
Is that a Phil Wood down tube Jeff?


Looks similar to the Mountain Goat Deluxe tube by Phil but I didn't pull out the calipers to confirm it.


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Nice find, and I must agree about the bars. I would never have thought of that, but once you see it, it looks just right.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:26 am 
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Anthony wrote:
Nice find, and I must agree about the bars. I would never have thought of that, but once you see it, it looks just right.


When we got it, the stem wasn't installed on the bike and we planned on building it with flat bars. Once the stem was mounted, it sure looked like it was meant for drops with the split clamp, high rise and cable roller. It was either that, or it was made as a comfort bike with riser bars :D


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:43 am 
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A beauty, but it's too fine to be a coyote. Looks like a one-off model. BTW, why don't you mount a Turbo on it?


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