Someone wants a Tag a Long bike

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Jun 5 2013 at 7:11am #

I got this in email:
wallydallas (at) via
9:59 PM (10 hours ago)

to free-ride-volu.
I’m writing from Portland asking for help in Pittsburgh

I’d like to buy someone’s tag a long bike in Pittsburgh, and then give it away
to a cooperative or goodwill in DC. I’ll pay in advance.

On June 26th I’m taking a bike trip from Pittsburgh to DC ( Gap Trail and Tow
Path trail )

I have a folding bike the airlines will take, and
the airlines wont take my kid’s tag a long bike ( Burley Picolo )

I’ll take anything in decent shape. It does not need gears.

Thanks in advance for the help, Joe (503) 282-769 Threee

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Jun 5 2013 at 9:32am #

There are often tag a longs at a thrift shop near me. I’ll try to swing by tonight to see if they have anything at present. If so, I’ll report back here (and to Joe).

Unless anyone knows of anything more certain…..


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Jun 5 2013 at 10:57am #

Don’t know of anything, I’ve been looking for one myself actually.


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Jun 5 2013 at 4:50pm #

Craigslist: Instep Biycle Trainer Trailer – $65 (Cranberry Twp)

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Jun 10 2013 at 9:57pm #

Saw a new looking Tag-a-long @ the South Side Goodwill for 15, didn’t look close enough to see if it had the hitch.

Also saw a neat looking older roadbike with stem shifters for 20, I think. Maybe a 54 frame for cheap transport and tooling around.


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Jun 13 2013 at 6:55pm #

I stopped by the Red White and Blue Thrift Store on Route 65 in Avalon. I don’t this is this a solution for the original poster, but will add it here anyway….

It is an Alleycat Shadow II tag a long. Sold originally by LL Bean and others, from what I have seen. It is currently priced at $.95 (yes, 95 cents) if I read the tag right.

Here’s the iffy part. It appears to be missing the hitch to the front bike. But, it may also be a recalled item for a hitch issue, and therefore, be eligible for a new front hitch from Pacific.

If anyone wants to research it, have at it. Sheldon Brown has something on it, plus the recall information on the hitch is available via google search.

Note that I did not note the two alpha three digit code noted in the recall notice. But, I did take photos of both the tag a long and the front attachment. I figured it might help someone else figure out if they want to buy a tag a long for the price of some research, the front hitch (and a dollar) for the unit.

Here are the pics:



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