Mileage wheel used by Will Steger

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Mileage wheel used by Will Steger

By: admin | Item of the Day | December 2, 2010
Mileage wheel used by Will Steger

This bicycle wheel, fork and metal bar were attached to Will Steger's sled during his historic crossing of Antarctica on foot in 1989-90.  A mileage counter was attached to the hub and by the end of the trek it read 3471 miles! See photos of it in action on Steger's website.