A little late, but here's some pictures of my new wheel. It's a Fricke S160 folding single treadle. (The pictures aren't great, for some reason, my camera only takes pictures if it's connected to a PC in "snap single frame" of video mode. I'll figure it out sooner or later.)
The top half (oops) of the wheel, folded up -
The cut out design of the wheel -
The wheel, unfolded -
Proof that it's been used -
Even thought I've been spindle-spinning for 3 or 4 years, and I'm not an expert, by any stretch of the imagination, I can spin a decently consistent yarn. I just finished spinning a 2 ply laceweight yarn. And on the wheel, I get very inconsistent, underspun, overspun, singles that'll probably ply up to worsted-ish weight. Just like when I was first learning to spin. I'm spinning up some corriedale (maybe) that I've had for a while and have no idea what to do with. I still don't know what I'll do with it once it's spun up, but for now, it's working well as a practice yarn. I figure spindle-spinning took me about 2 months for everything to click, it'll take some time too for the wheel spinning to click. If nothing else, I want to be able to ply my spindle-spun on the wheel.