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YouTube Video Shows What Happens When You Crush A Bike Wheel In A Hydraulic Press

Hopefully this dude has a spare wheel, because he's not going anywhere on this one now.

In the year 1787, Lord Wheelington of Wheelingshire was sitting alone in the bathtub – contemplating life in his enormous great big mansion, when he found himself struck down by a most peculiar idea. Wheels! He invented wheels and, in that very instant, became the founding father of mountain biking, road cycling, BMX, skateboarding, cars, supermarket shopping trolleys…and anything else that requires wheels.

Ok. Cards on the table (because honesty is the best policy). That origin story for the wheel is complete and utter bollocks. We made it up. We totally made the whole thing up. That opening paragraph was a complete fabrication. There was no Lord Wheelington of Wheelingshire. He never existed. To be honest, we’re really not sure why we did that but please just take it all as some sort of desperate attempt to impress you and forget the whole thing ever happened.

Right, let’s get down to it and talk about this video of a bike wheel getting crushed by a hydraulic press. If you have been paying attention to Mpora in the past twelve months, you’ll know we’ve built up one hell of a fascination with hydraulic presses. In fact, just the other day we wrote about a skateboarding wheel’s grisly fate at the hands of a hydraulic press. At our current rate, you can expect Mpora to be exclusively about hydraulic presses by the end of 2017. Anyway, if you haven’t got time to watch the video above…here’s our play-by-play breakdown of precisely what happens.

Yep, that’s a bike wheel

Screenshot: YouTube (via – Hydraulic Power Press).

Puncture, or something more serious?

Screenshot: YouTube (via – Hydraulic Power Press).

Tacos for dinner?

Screenshot: YouTube (via – Hydraulic Power Press).

Looks like an angry mouth

Screenshot: YouTube (via – Hydraulic Power Press).

Looks like a very angry mouth

Screenshot: YouTube (via – Hydraulic Power Press).

Bit more crushing needed, because it’s not been crushed enough

Screenshot: YouTube (via – Hydraulic Power Press).

Brutal

Screenshot: YouTube (via – Hydraulic Power Press).

Time to inspect the damage

Screenshot: YouTube (via – Hydraulic Power Press).

Good luck getting home on this, mate

Screenshot: YouTube (via – Hydraulic Power Press).

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