There are several items in my maintenance kit that I have no clue as to what they are, or how they work.


A clear short length of solid plastic tube? – This is the con-rod joint now supplied in all spinning wheel kits. The new plastic con-rod joint replaced the leather joint on older model spinning wheels. On current models you will notice a hole drilled in the con-rod (the wooden piece that goes from the crank to the base of the wheel) to take the plastic con-rod joint.

A small piece of white ribbon? – This is the threading hook tape. Tie it to your threading hook to conveniently hang your hook on your wheel.

A tiny flat back circular piece of metal? – This is the E-clip now supplied in all spinning wheel kits. This replaced the rubber O-ring which is placed on the end of the metal crank (which goes through the middle of the wheel). There is a groove cut in the crank to take an O-ring or and E-clip.

Jan 12, 2017 | Posted by in | Comments Off on There are several items in my maintenance kit that I have no clue as to what they are, or how they work.