2017 Spin Gen 2 – “Peaches and Cream”
“Peaches and Cream” is our customized Gen 2 Spin, #7723417. This particular Gen 2, has the distinction of being the bicycle that inspired me to reach out to Spin upon their retirement of dockless bikes for scooters; as told in our article A closer look at Spin’s bicycle.
Seven months after I wrote that article, I located Peaches in the “Allapattah 80” – the first of 80 bicycles donated to us from Spin’s primary warehouse.
Since then, I’ve modified it into a more workable three-speed commuter. with a pneumatic tube and tire conversion, using cream 26×1-3/8″ tires off of my 1951 Raleigh. Other light modifications include orange Jagwire brake housings, replacement three-finger brake levers, and a bit of general TLC. A rear rack and seatpost clamp with rack adapter are on the wishlist for it.
Like most Gen 2’s that have seen field work, Peaches has faded from the sun, a point we noted when we chose Gen 2 #2333664 for preservation. It shows when the two are parked side-by-side, but the lighter orange happens to work really well with the new tires.
I’ve written extensively about the build on our blog. Check it out.
When I started the Bike Share Museum, all I planned to do was save a few bike share bikes for history’s sake.
It’s been a week of absolute doom and gloom with the JUMP e-bike debacle, so I thought it’s about time to liven up the mood.
Many retired dockless bikes equipped with “dropper” seatposts are now in private hands as daily commuters, but these seatposts are sometimes a bit short.