Thanks for your reply Oak!
Regarding cutting the band or not, I found an old thread (2009-2010!) where Revolution said "I actually managed to almost size my TBII without cutting the band. It is just a trial but seems to be relatively stable. I will post pics when I get back". Sadly he hasn't been around for some time, and I can't find the pics he mentioned.
Here's that post: http://www.o-review.com/forum_detail.php?ID=9506&p=3
I'm hoping there's a way...