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Here’s how popular cycling items look through an X-Ray

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Cycling Bike Road Handlebar Xray

Looking for an unusual computer background? Paul Perret’s series of X-rays focuses on cycling products, riders, and bikes, and happens to be one of the coolest things ever. Perhaps one day he’ll consider releasing a set of prints, because I’d love to snap up a few for my office, and I can’t be the only one.

Road Cycling Handelbar X-Ray

Cycling Shoe X-RayHead to the All Terrain Track Rides Tumblr for more awesome images.

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FastWayne
FastWayne
8 years ago

I agree, those would make nice display pictures.
Those shoes look either too small or designed to crimp your toes. ; )

NCRacer
NCRacer
8 years ago

How does one go about getting access to an Xray machine just to Xray various objects?

NotAMachinist
NotAMachinist
8 years ago

Cool. Just goes to show that neat things can happen when you’re creative and have access to an x-ray machine.

Those look like old Campagnolo Record brake levers in the first photo.

Ben
Ben
8 years ago

It’s amazing how much we will pay for shoes that don’t fit. #aeroToes?

badhabets23
badhabets23
8 years ago

And that person would be me.=) If anyone is ever interested in X-raying anything please feel free to contact me @ E&I (Engineering & Inspections) 954-771-9144 Ask for Alex.

Andrew
Andrew
8 years ago

What are the two coils in (on?) the handlebars in that first photo?

NotAMachinist
NotAMachinist
8 years ago

@Andrew

I was wondering that same thing, what is that coil? Did they wrap an extra length of brake housing under the bars?

If you look closely, there are oddities in each photo: in the second there appears to be a staple on (in?) the head tube.

Lennart
Lennart
8 years ago

Isnt it a bit unhealthy making xrays without any medical necessity? I know a couple of shots wont hurt but still…

CXisfun
CXisfun
8 years ago

That third one is really odd. Almost looks as if someone is actually using Speedplay cleats.

Chris
Chris
8 years ago

The ‘coil’ is likely just filling the cable groove on the underside of the bar.

RustyDogg
RustyDogg
8 years ago

Those do look like staples in the head tube. I spose that wouldn’t be unusual for carbon fiber?

baconLobsterSex
baconLobsterSex
8 years ago

I’m amazed that someone is willing to subject themselves to that much radiation for no medical purpose…

Tyrone
Tyrone
8 years ago

Looks like those staples are on some sort of Race number plate hanging off the front of the bike.

NotAMachinist
NotAMachinist
8 years ago

According to the website (What? Follow the link?), there is a wallet hanging under the stem in the second shot. That’s the source of the staples.

Now back to the Mystery Machine and on to the next case!

Jason
Jason
8 years ago

Dude’s shoes look WAY too small!!!

Elliot
Elliot
8 years ago

The staples could be left overs from the bladder they use in the carbon making process. Sometimes they have a hard time removing the bladders and parts of it can remain in the frame. Just a guess.

pete
pete
8 years ago

cool

hahaha if they scanned my feet like that they’d get a load of metal in there too :p

Derek
Derek
8 years ago

Do you guys seriously think that this guy is going to get cancer from a few X-rays? A chest X-ray exposes you to about 0.1 mSv which is about what you’d receive over a normal 10-day period. Your cells will repair themselves over this time.

DeeEight
DeeEight
8 years ago

Old Idea… Doc Nickle was doing this with paintball guns a decade ago.

Dave
8 years ago

Makes me wonder if X-ray could be extremely useful for bike fit. You could really dial in cleats with an X-ray like that.

Andrew
Andrew
8 years ago

Cool images for sure. A bit irresponsible from my point of view(as an x-ray technologist) but the deed is done and they are cool. I have some cool X-rays of a laser helmet and a few other parts. Some may remember that X-Ray was commonly used in shoe fitting at one point. It was the only way to ensure your child was getting the right fit. Until shoe sales people started getting sick.

Paul Perret
8 years ago

Hi, just saw this post, thank you for the repost.
It made me laugh to hear the debate about the staples, as someone said it is some paper in my wallet as stated in the image comments, and the bike has a steel frame, so no carbon seen.
Concerning the radiation exposure, true that it is better not to be exposed, but anyway I am more afraid of how many xrays I make on real patients that do not really need it.
The shoes are one size too small but I am using them only for track cycling so I like to have them really tight and it is not a problem under 30 minutes of use.
Cheers !
Paul

Perret Paul
6 years ago

Just put up a web shop if anyone is interested !
Cheers 🙂
http://paulperret.bigcartel.com/

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