2017 Spin Gen 2 - "Peaches and Cream" - The Bike Share Museum

2017 Spin Gen 2 – “Peaches and Cream”

Specsheet

Year:
2017

Service Provider:
Spin

Roster #
7723417

Manufacturer:
Unknown

Service Region:
South Florida

Platform:
Dockless

Years Active:
2018 - May 2019

Acquired from:
Spin

Inducted to the Museum:
December 2019

Gallery

Bicycle Bio

“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.

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