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Old 12-11-07, 10:27 AM   #1
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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.

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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.
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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.
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