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Old 10-10-2013, 02:03 PM   #2
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What wheel do you have now? Is it in good shape (i.e., drive band has good tension, footmen have good connection to conrod and treadle[s], all parts spin freely)?

Well-made wheels can work for over 150 years; ask many spinners who work on "old" wheels.

If at all possible, test the Louet; there's a direct-importer in Canada (but I don't know your location). It has lots of fans for its smooth action. I'm not familiar with the Cassandra, but why would a wooden wheel use PVC bobbins? The photo you linked doesn't show them.

Hope it all works out.
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