The Merlin Tree RoadBug


The Merlin Tree RoadBug


Available in Single Treadle (left and right Treadle) and Double Treadle and in 4 colours.

The wheel includes 3x 5-6oz (140-170g) bobbins, onboard oil bottle, onboard orifice hook and onboard lazy kate.  These wheels are compatible with Ashford standard bobbins and the Joy Sliding Hook Flyer.

Wheels ship directly from the manufacturer within 4-6 weeks.



Scotch Tension, Friction Drive (no drive band) Ratios 7:1, 9:1 and 13:1, Constructed from Baltic Birch Ply, with a single coat of danish oil.

Single Treadle (left or right)
Height 46cm with flyer (39cm without flyer), Depth 36cm, Width 18cm, Weight 4kg

Double Treadle
Height 46cm with flyer (39cm without flyer), Depth 36cm, Width 30cm, Weight 4.4kg

The Merlin Tree has been making the RoadBug, a wheel of our own design, since 2005. Designed originally for our local guild our wheels can now be found on six continents and number over 3000. The design embraces the request for airline carry-on compatibility, light carrying weight, minimal assembly for use, onboard spare bobbins and tools, all while performing seamlessly the functions of a larger and more costly wheel. Currently, our wheel is available in a single or double treadle configuration. The drive wheel can remain natural or be color stained.

Additional information

Weight 5.5 kg
Dimensions 60 × 60 × 50 cm

Double Treadle, Single Treadle Left, Single Treadle Right, Double Treadle + Colour, Single Treadle Left + Colour, Single Treadle Right + Colour


Natural, Tardis, Orchid, Red, Fruit, Teal


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