Get the tires good and warm , thats all i've got .
:yikes: Ill wait till spring to try thatDan Gerous said:These rims (with the strips) are a PITA. I had the opposite problem, couldn't fit my Schwalbe spiked tires on Bonty rims with the tubeless strips. I'm running tubes so taking the tubeless strips off and use regular cloth-style strips solves my issue, you may have to melt yours with fire!
it was soapy when I triedDan Gerous said:I'm guessing the bead is bigger than a UST bead but since the specific shape needed for tubeless is made of plastic and not metal as in a Mavic UST rim, the tire bead compresses a bit but also compresses the UST shaped notches of strip, making it extra tight. If it's that, force will eventually make the bead snap out of it's locked in place. Maybe injecting soapy water by the valve to make it more slippery?
thats a good idea, I'll try itchumbacabra said:How about using clamps, several in a row adding pressure to each slowly. It may stretch the wire bead though. You'll have to be careful.
No worries, a tire fitting that tight is a good thing as you can ride it for miles with out danger of hurting your rim:thumbsup:dan0 said:of course, if I get a flat on the trail that stans wont fix I'm screwed