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Originally Posted by dpicare26 View Post
I tired to put a 32mm CX tire on an older rim this year, and it just seemed too "tight" trying to squeeze the tube and the tire beads into the rim. Is that just perhaps because it was older (90's) and the internal rim was likely narrower? Would I be able to put the same 32mm tire on this wheelset, for example?
Tubeless-compatible tires* are known to fit a little tighter. You might try thinner tubeless tape in your older rims, and make sure the tube has a little bit of air in it when installing. That helps it to get out of the way.

*I'm making an assumption there, but it seems like most CX clinchers are tubeless these days.
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