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Old 09-25-22, 09:28 AM
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Weird Presta valve….what’s this?



What’s this all about? It’s unlike any Presta valve I’ve seen and a Google search didn’t help.

the valve end unscrews completely and is solid, almost like a metal dust cap.

thanks for any advice! Not quite sure how best to pump it up, once the patch has dried!
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Barchettaman ,that is a Dunlop valve/stem, not a presta. Do not see many on bikes in the USA. I believe parts of Europe still has a fair amount of use with these. I have no experience with them, cannot even remember actually seeing one, other than pictures.
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Old 09-25-22, 09:37 AM
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Ok many thanks. It seems to function like a Schraeder valve with a dust cap that threads internally….super weird. I’ll do a bit of research.


edited to add: it doesn’t seem to be a typical Dunlop valve. The plot thickens.
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Neighbor has one from Germany.

I believe Presta Pump Head worked on it.
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Old 09-25-22, 10:16 AM
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It’s from Italy.
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So it’s not a presta, but a pasta valve?
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A go faster pasta valve. Super odd.
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Originally Posted by Barchettaman View Post
It’s from Italy.
Presto valve?
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Maybe it’s a Pesto valve.
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Looks Like a Dunlop to me, actually have one in the shop. To remove the air, undo the knurled nut and just pull out the core.
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It doesn’t have a removable core. It’s like a miniature Schraeder, with the metal end acting like a dust cap but with internal threading.

seems to work ok, so I will just put it in the spares box now it’s been patched. A conventional Presta is now on the bike.
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Originally Posted by Barchettaman View Post
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seems to work ok, ....
Did a standard presta pump head work on the valve?
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Old 09-26-22, 12:00 PM
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Originally Posted by MudPie View Post
Did a standard presta pump head work on the valve?
it did. In some ways it’s an improved design; there’s no risk of the Presta valve getting bent by the pump head. Like I said, it’s in effect a Schraeder with a Presta outside diameter, really.
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it did. In some ways it’s an improved design; there’s no risk of the Presta valve getting bent by the pump head. Like I said, it’s in effect a Schraeder with a Presta outside diameter, really.
Is the inner valve core spring loaded (like a Schraeder) or operated by differential pressure (like a Presta)? I assume it's the latter. I'll probably never see one of these in my life, but in case the subject arises at a cocktail party, I'll be prepared to participate in the conversation.
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Old 09-26-22, 01:13 PM
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I’m unable to help; it’s all coiled up in my inner tube box, ready for the next puncture. Dunno.
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Originally Posted by Barchettaman View Post

What’s this all about? It’s unlike any Presta valve I’ve seen and a Google search didn’t help.
It's not often we see something this unique - thanks.
I have no suggestions.
I'll remember this for next time somebody asks.
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It's named Italian bike valve... see google images for some examples from china.

https://www.alibaba.com/product-deta...508017209.html
https://www.globalsources.com/produc...151397783f.htm
https://cnvalvesales.en.made-in-chin...ike-Valve.html

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It's not a Dunlop valve. It's a rare valve standard, don't know its name but I've seen a few of them over the years.
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Old 10-01-22, 03:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Reynolds View Post
It's not a Dunlop valve. It's a rare valve standard, don't know its name but I've seen a few of them over the years.
So have I, now! It does work pretty well. I’m surprised it’s not more widespread; I was sure all of you chaps were going to be familiar with it.

just for context, my kid bought it when he had a catastrophic tyre/tube failure on his bike packing trip this summer. He went with three friends (all aged 16/17) from Frankfurt to Lake Garda and back to Innsbruck.

The tyre let go as they were on the outskirts of Trentino, fortunately not on a Alpine descent!
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That's a Regina valve, mostly found in Italy in applications where a Presta valve would otherwise be used.
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^^^^^^ Good to know, but it looks like the functional question (from post # 14) still isn't answered -- is it spring-loaded or activated by pump pressure? Anyone know?..... Bueller?.....
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It seems there are quite a few names.


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Basically a presta valve the size of a schraeder valve
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Originally Posted by uncleivan View Post
It seems there are quite a few names.
No, the Woods/Dunlop valve is different.
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Basically a presta valve the size of a schraeder valve
No it's a Schrader-ish valve with a Presta-ish form factor.
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