I cant see the Easton downtube label in that last pic too well, but all I care about is it looked quality and it was real light. The Cadex may have been CF tubes, but was less nice and more heavier.
And yes, whilst scaning ebay for months looking for a nice frame for my spare bits, I did see several Easton advertised frames, where it was clear only the main tubes were Easton.
Have never been sure what the Attitude is.. whether thats Easton, and I am unsure about something now. If the possible Coyote has tubes of American made Easton that have been welded up in the far East.. is Coyote an American firm, or a Far Eastern one..?
Oh and biking home from Thornton Reservoir this evening, that thought reminded me of my DB Axis, Taiwan magic and Tange Prestige! I wanted quality steel back then believe it or not (:
Research Dynamics, was the American company to use the Coyote name, Essentially a ski company that marketed the bikes as Coyote.
They were all far east production, and not made by RD. It still remains unclear to me if the Uk Coyote Brand was independent of RD or not, perhaps a brain child of an Importer, I cant honestly say I remember...
Given this frame hold No memories for you, and given your health issues, and subsequent build decisions, and the fact you have essentially a blank canvas, why don't you try what some refer to here as an Overlander type build, or commonly known to the Americans as a Dirtdrop build.
It may help you immensely. It will give the Correct height, bar width, safety, and allow you to have a muti position handlebar, you can choose to use if you wish. The correct bar and Stem, is Key with these builds, It is NOT a normal style drop bar that you will be use to seeing and NOT to be confused with a normal drop handlebar bike that you are probably more familiar with.
Here is a the same style of build, actually branded RD coyote, Little is known about this bike, but my best guess it was made by the same fella responsible for making Mountain Goat.
Given your frame is alloy, take a look around at the Cunningham Bikes on this Site, Jacquie Phelan is even a member here, her on going history with Cunningham is forged in our History books, and these people really know what they are doing.
Also you will notice a Salsa in this Months BOTM, also owned ridden and used by an American you have met, using the same style of build.