Denon 103r low output mc cart i use with my axis/basik (i am original owner) would fit your bill.
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Hinges are always popping up on ebay. But you should confirm that they fit the Axis.
In my experience, the aftermarket belts are inferior quality to the stock; hold onto yours as long as possible.
I've also had my Axis for 25 years and still have not found the right MM cart. Good luck.
I found the right cartridge for my Basik/Akito rig after some experimenting...a Sumiko Pearl. Don't let the low ($125) price put you off as this thing is AMAZING, especially after 20 or so hours of break-in, and run it close to 2 grams. Also, I easily found hinges on Ebay and they seem to fit pretty much everything Linn made.
I have had good luck with the Denon DL-110 on this turntable and arm. It's a relatively inexpensive cartridge but is very musical and lively without sounding bright. Highly recommended (by me).
I must disagree with Mapman and say that, I think that the DL-103 is a very poor match for this tonearm. The 103 is a very low compliance cartridge that was designed for long, heavy tonearms that were in use at radio stations in the early 1960s. I say this from (lots of) experience with this cartridge. The DL-103 can sound wonderful when mounted on an appropriate arm, but the Linn Basik Plus is not one of them (nor is any Linn tonearm). IMO you can do a lot better for and less money.