Fixing 8" disk hubs

Fred Cisin cisin at
Wed Mar 1 21:07:11 CST 2006

On Wed, 1 Mar 2006, Richard A. Cini wrote:
>             What kind of tricks are people using to improve the contact
> between the floppy disk and the spindle hub? I remember they made "hub
> protectors" for 5.25" disks - is there something similar? Other ideas?

Yes, there were hub protectors for 8" diskettes.
I sold a bunch of Inmac ones at VCF a few years ago.

Howzbout: take a dead 8" diskette, cut out the center, and cement it to
the spindle hub, to extend it slightly?

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