Dunlop valve

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Dunlop (or Woods) valve stem

The Dunlop valve, (also called a Woods valve or an English valve) is a type of pneumatic valve stem in use in some countries, such as Japan,[1] Czech Republic, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Poland, Romania, Russia, the Netherlands, Germany, Britain, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, and a number of developing countries, mostly on bicycle inner tubes. It has a wider base than a Presta valve, similar enough in size to a Schrader valve to use identically drilled valve holes in rims,[2] but it can be inflated with a Presta valve adapter.[3] The inner mechanism of the valve can be replaced easily, without the need for special tools. The inventor was C. H. Woods. It superseded Dunlop's original valve for pneumatic tyres.[4]


  1. ^ "Japan Cycling Navigator:Information: Bikes in Japan: Tyres and Tubes". Retrieved 2009-06-01. 
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  3. ^ Sheldon Brown. "Glossary: Woods Valve". Retrieved 2010-12-01. 
  4. ^ Moulton, Dave (21 August 2007). "John Boyd Dunlop". Dave Moulton's Blog. Retrieved 9 January 2013.