Here are my wheels
The large (secondhand) wheel is a Bea or Willy and there are still a lot of them on Marktplaats. Mine was a bit worn and rough and I replaced her brakesystem with one of Louet, because the original was crap. I also made a skeinwinder at the back. But I wanted a better wheel and then bought the Louet Victoria. There is no comparison between the two. The Bea since then functions as my Plyingmonster and does a good job (compare bobbinsize
). I don't think I'd recommend her though.
Thanks for your reply. I'm now looking a bit further. I found out that in the place near to mine, three other cheap spinning wheels were on sale. Those looked a little less shabby than this one.
I'm still not quite sure.
What are your experiences with second hand wheels? When I search on craftster I only find discussions about new wheels..
I hope one of the three you found will be good for you.
For old and one of a kind bobbins I suggest you find yourself a friendly carpenter or someone with woodturning skills. You probably be without your one and only bobbin for a while, but get more in return. Don't forget to order more than 6, you'll need them later!!!