For those of you who already have a Schacht matchless or Ladybug Wheel, you can get the Sidekick without its bobbins and flyer and save $120.
The Sidekick is designed to fold easily, yet be a solid spinner. Here are some of the Sidekick’s features:
Folds to 21 1/2" h x 8 1/4" w x 15" d.
Integrated storage of bobbins, flyer, and whorls for transport.
Lightweight at 13 pounds.
13 3/4" drive wheel allows for ratios from 4.25 to 15.25.
Long, comfortable treadles.
Uses the same bobbins, whorls, and flyer as the Schacht Matchless and Ladybug wheels.
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.
The Sidekick "Without" comes with an adjustable carrying strap.
PLEASE NOTE: Bobbins and flyer shown in photo are not included with the Sidekick "Without."