Schacht Sidekick Spinning Wheel
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The Sidekick is Schacht’s travel spinning wheel; designed to fold easily into its convenient carry bag, yet still a really a solid spinner. This is a more substantial and larger wheel than the Louet Victoria travel wheel so not quite as compact but if keeping weight and space down to an absolute minimum are not your top priorities, then the Sidekick more than makes up for things by being a superbly smooth and easy-to-treadle wheel.
Here are some of the Sidekick’s features:
- Folds to 21.5″ h x 8.25″ w x 15″ d.
- Integrated storage of bobbins, flyer, and whorls for transport.
- Lightweight at 13lb / 5.9kg.
- 13.7″ drive wheel
- Ratios from 4:1 to 13:1.
- Long, comfortable treadles.
- Uses the same bobbins, whorls, and flyer as the Schacht Matchless and Ladybug wheels.
- The Sidekick can be purchased without the bobbin-flyer assembly.
- 25″ orifice height for comfortable spinning.
- Employs Scotch tension with precise control knob.
- The drive wheel spins on ball bearings. The flyer turns on self-aligning bearings.
- Drive band tension adjuster allows for all whorls to be used with one drive band.
- Wheel is made from Maple wood and has a strong plastic wheel
The Sidekick comes with 3 travel bobbins, fast and medium whorls, threading hook, adjustable carrying strap and orange carry bag.
All Sidekicks are now supplied with a free carry bag (one colour available only - red).
Spinning Ratios with different Whorl Sizes:
|Slow||4:1 and 4.8:1|
|Medium||5.7:1 and 6.8:1|
|Fast||8:1 and 9:1|
|High||10:1 and 12:1|
|Super High||11:1 and 13:1|
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