**Some Schacht products take up to 8 weeks to ship. For exact ETA's if in a hurry, email firstname.lastname@example.org.The Sidekick now comes with a FREE Carrying Bag! Same price, just an awesome bag included.
- She's little, but feels stable on the floor, not lightweight or moveable
- Orifice height and treadles are standard wheel size -no tiny parts to get used to while you spin!
- The Sidekick is one of the few folding wheels on the market that takes Standard flyers and whorls, Fast and Jumbo, so the wheel's capability is that of any spinning wheel.
- Folds so compact that she can be taken as an airline carry-on depending on which bag or cage you add.
The Sidekick can be purchased without the bobbin-flyer assembly at less cost! WHY would you want the wheel W/O? If you already have the Matchless or Ladybug, your bobbins/flyers/whorls interchange! No need to spend more if you're only spinning on one wheel at a time. Great design, Schacht!
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.
- 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 comes with 3 travel bobbins, fast and medium whorls, threading hook, and adjustable carrying strap. KATE NOT INCLUDED: we highly recommend purchasing the Schacht Tensioned collapsable kate from our Accessories category, since the kate folds flat but is solid on the floor when in use.
- Also available: The Sidekick Bulky Plyer Flyer Package can be added at any time. Check our Spinning Accessories section for information on the Bulky Plyer Flyer.
- About the Travel Bobbin:
- The new travel bobbin was designed especially for the Sidekick, and is compatible with the Ladybug and Matchless spinning wheels. With molded plastic flanges, the travel bobbin is durable and affordable, now $30 per bobbin as opposed to the $38 all-wood standard bobbin.
- Available Whorls:
- Slow: 4.25:1 & 5.25:1
- Medium: 6.25:1 & 7.5:1
- Fast: 9:1 & 11:1
- High: 12.5:1 & 12.75:1