What parts may be damaged by bending rear wheel manually with very high force?
My father bent rear wheel several times with such high force that the tire contacted the seat stays. Could he have damaged or worsen any part of the wheel (hub, hub axis, bearings, spokdes, etc)?
I complained about the way of transporting my bike in his car (lying horizontally on rear wheel) so he tried to prove there is no influence on wheel centering and hub health.
Is it okay that the wheel can be bent slightly with proportionally high force?
Bike model: Author Codex 2015, wheels: Author Radon, unsure about type of the hub.