If you are interested in spinning, you may want to check out the reviews online of various wheels before you purchase. Knitty (Fall 2008) shared a review of the Schacht Ladybug spinning wheel. The review can be found here.
Before purchasing a wheel, contact the Fremont Fiber Guild (email address in the righthand column) and talk to guild members who are spinners. Our members use a variety of spinning wheels and can offer advice.