My 2nd technics SL-7 arrived this evening.
It was in almost perfect condition, but the tonearm motor needed a kickstart.
While opening the tonearm encasing, i accidentily broke the tonearm belt.
It took me about 2.5 hours but i fixed it with mint scented dental floss.
also really happy to finally have my SL-7 on it's feet.
And now i can finally listen to my records from the comfort of my bed again
I cry FOUL! Belts are available from ebay - just one example: http://www.ebay.de/itm/Technics-Riemen-belt-SL-6-SL-7-CAS-/380396842095?pt=Plattenspieler&hash=item58916b2c6f
No need to use any O-Rings ( still much better than dental floss ) etc - when original dimension (or extremely close functionally indistinguishable from original ) replacements can be had at above mentioned prices.
I used to be able to buy these belts locally, the dimension required sold out, it was supposed to be back in stock quite some time ago, but since I used the very last belt for my recently acquired Sleeping Beauty, I can not give the exact dimension. Belt is square section though.