I love this new wheel too. But I continued to search for parts for the old black wheel, and I tripped over this cool little Spanish Wheel:
It looks as if it's been steamed and bent into a curve, rather than cut in the U shape as most flyers are. If you look closely at the grain you can see how it bends around the U! I love this wheel for it's rusticness, and unusual qualities. I also love that it may be tied to early California history, which is my history, going back to some early Spanish settlers!
I really do not have space in my home for any more spinning wheels. I hope I can find the parts I need before the wheels take over my home, and push me into the street!