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.
Many retired dockless bikes equipped with “dropper” seatposts are now in private hands as daily commuters, but these seatposts are sometimes a bit short.
Extreme Makeover: Dockless Bicycle Edition.
I wanted to save two.