|The Prelude is a single drive wheel. The good news here is that it uses the same bobbins as all the other Kromski wheels, even the double drive wheels. This means that, as you consider adding a second or third Kromski wheel, you know your bobbins will work with all the different models.The Prelude is easy to treadle, very easy to transport, and has an 18" diameter wheel (same as the Kromski Minstrel) for excellent ratios. If you like, you can swivel the mother-of-all in line with the bench for a more compact "package" when moving the wheel or for storage.The Prelude is made of European alder and birch. This is a perfect wheel for reenactors. Additional specifications:
wheel diameter - 18"
orifice height - 26"; size - 3/8"
bobbins: 3 included; will fit all other Kromski wheels; Kromski regular bobbins have yarn capacity that is 50% greater than many other popular wheel bobbins; a plus for any spinner
also includes threading hook, attached Lazy Kate, bottle of spinning wheel oil
Ratios: 6, 10.5, and 13 to 1; see options below for other speeds
bearings on wheel shaft; leather bearings on flyer
weight - 9 lbs.
elastic drive band
This wheel comes boxed as a kit but goes together quickly.