Convert Mavic Crossland (UST) to 100% non-UST rim. Perverse, maybe.
BACKGROUND: I inherited a set of Mavic Crossland wheels. These are UST tubeless rims, but I just want to use them for regular commuting, running *narrow* non-UST tires (1.5-2.0 inch).
PROBLEM: I can't fit any of these non-UST clincher tires to these rims; the tire beads don't clinch, for these narrow non-UST tires the fit is just too tight.
QUESTION: Can I rip/cut out the plastic UST rim insert/strip, add something like a regular rim strip, and have the rim behave as a regular non-UST rim? I don't know what's underneath that damned UST insert.
I had the same problem with the beads on my 1.25" Fatboys getting caught on the "ridges" on the UST rim strip. I ended up using standard Schwable strips-problem solved.
Thanks, I got the wheel back out of storage and ripped that UST strip off the rim. One rim-strip later and I was ready to put in my 1.5 inch tire. Worked beautifully.
Great to have sorted it out. Million thanks for replying.