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« on: May 09, 2011 03:12:28 PM »

So I found this spinning wheel on craigslist today but since this would be my first wheel I need y'alls expertise!
Is this a good wheel? Should I pounce on it? And thoughts would be nice:)

http://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/atq/2370734257.html
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« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2011 04:11:54 PM »

Leave it be.  It is NOT a working wheel as it sits. 

First of all, they have the drive wheel on backwards ... no big deal. 

Most of all, it does NOT have the flyer or bobbins.  Without a flyer or bobbins, you can't spin.
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« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2011 06:01:03 PM »

I thought the bobbin was missing when I looked at photos online of others, thank you! Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2011 06:52:26 PM »

 I know of a Czech Republic/Sudetenland 1930's wheel that has been restored that is for sale.  Kromski bobbins fit the flyer.  It's currently in Canada.

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She's asking $325 for this wheel: pickup anywhere nearby, or I'll be happy to pack and ship - this wheel's quite sturdy, and I think it would probably survive a trip on the Greyhound/Canda Post without incident (well packaged, of course). If you want to estimate shipping, go to CanadaPost.ca and use a weight of say, 20 lbs, and dimensions of 22x18x36 - to southern Ontario, for instance (I happen to remember my Grandma's old postal code!), the postage is about $80. The wheel itself weighs about 15 lbs, and is approximately 20x16x34, so round up for packing materials etc.

Send me a PM if you are interested and I can get you in touch with the seller.
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« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2011 09:17:23 AM »

Thank you but to expensive for me Smiley I ended up searching some more and got a Babe electric wheel from the Woolery, in my price range yay! And after showing my husband other wheels he reminded me I have the knees of a 90 yr old woman so I shouldn't get one I have to treadle haha Antique ones are awesome though, maybe one day Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2011 06:51:39 PM »

The Babe Electric is a good choice. We bought one and my lovely wife Tracy must have spun a mile of yarn on it. The biggest advantage is that it fits in a picnic basket so we took it to rabbit shows for spinning while waiting for judging to be called.

She really enjoyed the little foot pedal control. Most of the time she just stomped down on it like she was at NASCAR!

If you can get the Plying Flyer and large bobbins option that makes the best combination for spinning bulky yarns and still can spin fine as needed.

Have a good day!
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