Ask me about layaway for items in my shop if this would work for you.
Sidekicks now come with a free Red travel bag. An attractive yet very sturdy and easy to carry tote made especially for the Sidekick.
Wanting to spin chunky/bulky yarn or ART YARN? Include the Bulky Plyer Flyer Kit with your Sidekick purchase for extra fun spinning of those crazy art yarns that folks love so much. Because drop shipping Schacht wheels take 3 weeks or more, I keep a bunch of these wheels and bulky kits in stock ready to ship right out. You can choose to either have your wheel drop shipped or shipped immediately from the drop down box at upper right.
Made in USA (Colorado), Schacht products are known for their extremely high quality (I own a Matchless and can attest to that!). Two options for this wheel - with or without flyer, bobbins or whorls (Flyers, bobbins and whorls are interchangeable between the Sidekick, Matchless and Ladybug, so if you want to have a great portable wheel for travel at a great price, pick up the Sidekick without the flyer, bobbins and whorls, and take along those from your other "homebody" Schacht wheel. Choose from Drop-down box at upper right. Either option comes with free shipping and shop coupon.
Three ways to buy your new Sidekick:
1. With no flyer, whorl or bobbins (since flyers are interchangeable between some Schacht wheels.
2. Drop ship complete wheel with flyer, bobbins & carry bag directly from Schacht to you. Bulky kit available either way you choose to order.
3. Immediate ship complete wheel, flyer, bobbins & bag from my shop (I will have already paid for the wheels to ship to me so this is built into the price).
The Bulky Kit option is also available for the wheel only (no flyer). Just message me about this if you're interested.
3. Drop ship Sidekick without flyer, bobbins & whorl (this is great for those that already have a Schacht wheel and want to swap their flyer, etc... from another wheel to the Sidekick when traveling). Coupon is good with any choices.
A true traveler, this pint-sized gem is everything you want to see in a folding, take-along wheel. Sidekick is Schacht's newest spinning wheel. A terrific, little spinner, comfortable (made so by our long curvy treadles and an orifice height of 25"), stable and easy to fold and unfold. They employed a little bicycle technology in the Sidekick design. The drive wheel is turned 90 degrees as on a bicycle, and uses a precision tension control for the drive band, and quick release levers for easy folding/unfolding. Though the Sidekick is compact wheel, she is a solid spinner. Here are some of the Sidekick’s features:
Folds to 21.5" h x 8.25" w x 15" d.
Integrated storage of bobbins, flyer, and whorls for transport.
Lightweight at 13 pounds.
13.7" drive wheel
Ratios from 4:1 to 13:1.
Long, comfortable treadles.
Uses the same bobbins, whorls, and flyer as the Schacht Matchless and Ladybug wheels.
The Sidekick can be purchased without the bobbin-flyer assembly. (If you wish to do this, just convo me)
25" orifice height for comfortable spinning.
Employs Scotch tension with precise control knob.
The drive wheel spins on ball bearings, for a smooth, even spinning experience. The flyer turns on self-aligning bearings.
Drive band tension adjuster allows for all whorls to be used with one drive band. Whorl options listed in accessories, below.
The Sidekick comes with 3 travel bobbins, fast and medium whorls, threading hook, and adjustable carrying strap. You can also order it as the wheel without the bobbins & whorl if you already have a Schacht wheel and wish to simply interchange the bobbins. One of the great things about Schacht products is that many are interchangeable so you don't have to have a separate bobbin collection for each wheel:)
Other accessories available separately:
Travel Bobbin - (3" × 4.5" - 2.8 oz) 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.
Additional whorls – slow, high and super high speeds – are available to expand the range of spinning ratios and make your spinning even more enjoyable. (Note: the extra slow speed whorl is not recommended for use on the Sidekick. There are issues with the fit due to the size of the whorl.)
Slow Speed Whorl - 4:1 and 4.8:1
Medium Speed Whorl - 5.7:1 and 6.8:1
Fast Speed Whorl - 8:1 and 9:1
High Speed Whorl - 10:1 and 12:1
Super High Speed Whorl - 11:1 and 13:1
Sidekick Spinning Wheel - Open: 27.25" h × 18" w × 15" d
Sidekick Spinning Wheel - Folded: 21.5" h x 8.25" w x 15" d
Orifice Height: 25"
Orifice Diameter: 3/8"
Drive Wheel Diameter: 13.75"
WOOD Bobbin: 3" × 4.5" - 3.5 oz
Threading Hook .5 oz
Free shipping to the lower 48 states. Discounted shipping to Hawaii or Alaska. I ship every day but Sunday. In stock orders will go out immediately. Drop ship orders can take 1 - 3 weeks. Thanks!