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.


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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. @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.

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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 !

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