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.