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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 4:08 pm 
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Hello, First post and all that.

Please see pic attached. Can any one help me identify this frame.

I am thinking of embarking on my first build and have no idea in terms of spec of parts I will need. Do any of you kind gentlemen have this information?

Thanks

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 4:23 pm 
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I guess it's a Coyote Ultralite. Early/mid 90s. Before the square chsinstay HT3/4/5 range. I guess it'd be a HT 1 or 2.

I seem to remember they were pretty light and got good reviews. THey were also available in some ncie anodised colours.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 4:26 pm 
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Potetially made in Belgium
http://www.wiki-north-east.co.uk/article.aspx?id=94389


More Coyote stuff here - just not yours!
http://xc2.iwarp.com/


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 10:45 pm 
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tis indeed a coyote ultralite. i wanted one in 97, so that is around the time they were available.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 8:09 pm 
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It's the cheaper of the two Coyote frames (HT2 iIrc). The more expensive one (HT1) had a CNCd chainstay bridge ala Manitou (but not quite as nice).


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 6:49 am 
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There was the Coyote HT-3 made of Easton Elite tubing in the late 90s. It retailed at about £350, was mostly yellow with black head tube. Ultralite tubing was slightly better than Elite and, if I recall, they went from 1-5 with the HT-5 being very popular selling for around £200. It was black & silver.
I think the circa '98 HT-1 was dark red with orange.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 11:13 am 
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It was the HT-3 onwards that had the CNC'd (or CNC'd looking) bridge, with square chainstays and seatstays, like this one, and this continued thorugh HT-4 and 5 with only colour changes IIRC

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=67781&highlight=

Ultralight (HT 1 and 2) had the round tubes.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 1:43 pm 
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Thanks for all the replies. I think HT1/2 seems to be the go.

Am having it resprayed and will update progress of the build as and when.

Thanks again.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2009 8:46 pm 
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I think it's called a Coyote Ultralite! I don't think it's necessarily made of Easton Ultralite, as I think it pre-dates the introduction of Easton Ultralite. I think it's more likely to be Elite, but almost certainly made of a high-quality tubeset.

I would date it around 96 or 97 and I think it pre-dates the HT1 and HT2. As far as I'm aware Coyotes were always or almost always sold as frames, so you needn't worry about the spec, other than maybe the right kind of dates might be nice and I would guess it was designed for a 60-70mm travel fork.

I have a 1998 MBR here with a test of a full-suspension Coyote and it had been built for them by John of J.D.'s Bicycle Workshop of 42a Nelson Road, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, LS29 8HN Tel: 01943 816101 It says they sold quite a few Coyotes and they're still there, so it might be worth phoning them and asking if they might recognise a photo if you emailed them one.

A personal opinion is that you would be crazy to repaint it.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 11:08 pm 
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A personal opinion is that you would be crazy to repaint it.

..Dam straight. if mine looked that good, i wouldn't let it within 10ft of a spraybay.


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