View Full Version : Lendrum?
10-07-2006, 05:27 PM
Does anyone have one of these? I like the fact that it folds down for storage, considering we have room for nothing in this house! Plus compared to most others I've seen it's more affordable.
10-07-2006, 06:37 PM
Pixie (http://www.pixiepurls.com/) has one...hopefully she'll come by and tell you about it :D
10-08-2006, 03:49 AM
Hi! I have a Lendrum. It's a great wheel! I went to a store and tried out all the wheels they had there and decided on this one. It is more affordable than a lot of other wheels like you mentioned. I think extra bobins and parts are pretty reasonable too. I have the single treadle model. There is no double treadle conversion kit for it, so decide which one you want for sure (the double treadle is more expensive). I'm just letting you know. I am very happy with my wheel.
You'll probably have to assemble it yourself, because it comes flat in a box. Don't worry, its not too hard, it comes with directions.
Be sure to buy oil too. I'm told it doesn't use as much as other wheels, but it still seems like it needs a lot.
I'm still pretty new to spinning, but I'll try to answer any questions you have.
10-09-2006, 04:03 PM
I just sold my lendrum and upgraded to a Ashford Joy. I'm 5'2 and I found the Lendrum hard to carry around and put in the car.
The Joy actually feels heavier because the weight is less spread out, but it's much easier to carry and fits in the overhead on planes (the lendrum doesn't).
I like the joy much better, but that's just me. I think the Lendrum DT goes for $450 now and my Joy was $550.
The lendrum has the options to get a bigger plying head and a lace flyer so if you want those the Joy won't do, but if you really want the chanse to put yours on a plane then the Lendrum won't do.
Everyone loves the lendrum. I liked it, I didn't love it. I love my Joy. I had my Lenny for a year and I COULD have sold it for the same I purchased it for but I sold it $50 cheaper because it was a friend and I believe used things shouldn't cost as much as new ones, even if kept well.
Hope that helps! Lendrums are very popular but they don't come with all the manuals and easy to order parts like the Ashfords do.
The most affordable and easy to use I think are the Louets, and they have a brand new folding one. Louets are so easy to use, they are nice. I just didn't like how they looked, but the folding one is pretty.
As for the directions (lendrum), I had to call someone who had one to figure out how to get the tension thing to work at all, but I had never seen one before so maybe now I could figure it out myself!
It's all very personal. Worst case you get the lendrum and like it and use it and a year or two later want to try something different so you sell it for nearlyt exactly what you bought it for and try something new. No big deal. Weels are shockingly easy to sell used.
11-02-2006, 07:30 AM
I'm 'in the market' for a lendrum... I tried several different wheels at the spinning guild here and finally decided that it was between the double treadle schacht matchless or the double treadle folding lendrum...
The Schacht was super smooth treadling and overall 'very nice' the lendrum was almost as smooth (when I went back to it it was hard to tell which was smoother) but the biggest thing for me was that it was a good 4" - 6" taller than the schacht, and that was the finall deciding factor... I still wondered if i was sure I wasn't being too hasty in deciding until I looked at the prices (just tonight infact)... at the woolery it was $565 for the 'full package' lendrum, opposed to $809 for the schacht and it's normal accessories :shock:
I decided that it wasn't $200+ smoother :teehee: and the fact that the lendrum is a little taller really does make a big difference to me.
I still haven't bought one though... if you get one before me, let me know how you like it!!
11-02-2006, 01:49 PM
Just bought the Lendrum DT complete package wheel.
I did not have to assemble much at all. Actually, I was typing up a wheel review. So, I'll post it seperately and maybe others will add anything I've missed.