My Belt Broke Last Night.....

My belt broke last night. I suspect it was the work of one of my parrots but I did not catch them in the act so let's just say it was an act of God and leave it at that.
My deck is a VPI TNT jr. An older model. Before I spend the $30.00 plus for a replacement I was hoping for some feedback on any alternatives that might exist. Thanks.
Time to give the Parrots the "Rubber Hose Treatment" I wonder if anyone remembers that??????
Try dental floss it works great with my Micro Seiki. As a matter of fact Micro recommended it.
Rwwear, thanks, I also heard a cassette tape works as well.