Commodore C2N datasette belts (was Re: Classics long overdue a Boot.)

Mike Stein mhs.stein at
Mon May 23 17:31:22 CDT 2016

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ethan Dicks" <ethan.dicks at>
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Sent: Monday, May 23, 2016 1:51 PM
Subject: Re: Commodore C2N datasette belts (was Re: Classics long overdue a Boot.)

> On Mon, May 23, 2016 at 1:32 PM, drlegendre . <drlegendre at> wrote:
>> @Ethan
>> Huh, well that's no good. If you give the exact dimensions of the original
>> belt, I'll call Tim up and see what he can get.
> Square belt.  1.2mm cross-section.  80mm dia / 251mm length.
>> I've known him for almost 30 years and would be happy to order a batch of
>> them at wholesale. They could go to club members and the rest to eBay..?
> Wholesale might work.  I need 3-4 just to get my own drives working
> (one in a chicklet-keyboard PET, at least 2-3 external C2N drives -
> two black PET-era, one (at least) white VIC-20/C-64 era).
> Wherever they come from US or UK, $10-$12 including shipping per belt
> is just not gonna happen.  I don't need to use tapes on a daily basis,
> and if I didn't have some old Rabbit-format tapes, I probably wouldn't
> be doing anything with real tapes other than demonstrate to people how
> they worked (and why we were so happy to switch to floppies).
> The old belts aren't melted or snapped (they are 30-35 years old) but
> they are longer than they used to be and they just spin on the motor
> pulley.
> -ethan


Maybe you can find something here (SCY3.5?) $4.50

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