Schacht's Sidekick is designed to be compact and lightweight but sturdy enough for everyday spinning. When you are ready to travel, fold the treadles toward the wheel and stow the flyer and bobbin. It takes up minimal space--21.5" x 8.25" x 15". When you are ready to spin, unfold it and enjoy spinning on a well-engineered wheel. The Sidekick's features include:
- Scotch tension for fine control
- ball bearing support for the drive wheel
- self-aligning bearings holding the flyer
- total weight of only 13 lbs
- ratios of 4 to 13:1
- 25" orifice height
- only one drive band needed for all whorls
Schacht has designed their wheels with interchangeable parts. The Sidekick can use the same bobbins and flyer as the Schacht Matchless and Ladybug wheels, so your existing bobbins can do double duty. A separate Bulky Plyer Flyer package is available to make plying your yarn easier with a larger orifice, large capacity bobbins, and sliding flyer hooks. The Bulky Plyer Flyer is ordered to fit a specific Schacht wheel but can be adapted to any of them by ordering separate front maiden and bearings. The same flyer and whorls that are used on the Sidekick are used in the Matchless and Ladybug. In fact, the Sidekick can be ordered without the flyer-bobbin assembly if you would like to use the one from your existing Schacht wheel. Contact us for more information about ordering a Sidekick without the flyer.
The Sidekick comes with:
- 3 travel bobbins (with plastic molded flanges to keep the bobbins light, durable, and economical)
- two whorls
- orifice hook
- padded carrying bag with adjustable strap
Good deal! Yarn Barn will pay the shipping on this wheel by UPS Ground within the 48 contiguous states!