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    Woods/Dunlop to Presta conversion

    Possibly a dumb question but, I picked up a couple of Gazelle bikes that have Dunlop/Woods valves on them. The tubes are toast, can a Presta valve fit the hole or do o nees a rubber thingy in that valve hole?

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    As far as I know you dont need anything- but why not just be extra careful and feel the inner side of the hole to make sure there are no sharp edges.

    woods valves are great-replace-able
    being in europe its industry standard.
    But presta valves are great on thin tyre bikes.
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    Thanks for the reply. I know that when you go from schrader to Presta you need a rubber jobbie that reduces the size of the hole. I thought the woods hole is about the same as a schrader?

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    woods hole is the same as the "car type" schrader.
    never liked schraders...
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    Woods valve stems are needing schrader sized holes in the rim.
    so the grommet of rubber in the hole is a good thing with presta valves

    though now P/V tubes like Schwalbe's have a stepped edge ring nut
    to center the stem in the larger hole..

    though using S/V tubes will do..

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