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« on: July 12, 2007 10:36:11 AM »

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Someone on my local craigslist has put this wheel up for sale for $25.  I'm looking for a smallish wheel for a beginner, so would this do the trick?  I don't have the funds to buy something schmancy and new or the space to keep something mammoth.

And I should mention that I know nothing about spinning.  Nothing.

Or this one for $100?
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« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2007 10:38:34 AM »

with a wheel that small its going to be really hard to treadle. Id say for the bargain, its a great wheel (but what IS it? I dont know what that is.. hmm..) but maybe not for your first.

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« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2007 09:11:17 PM »

I'd see if you can find out more about the first one.  If its a bulky spinner then I'd say pass on it if you are a beginner.  The second one is a definite no for a beginner.

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« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2007 09:13:36 AM »

The first looks like a better option. The second one looks like some sort of converted sewing table. For 25 bucks I'd go for the 1st wheel, if it doesn't work out I'm sure you could resell it on ebay to recoup the costs.

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