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Here are the Jonescounter.com staff, experiencing inspiration from ancient culture. Tom, on left, is the designer and fabricator, who lives and works as a Civil Engineer in Virginia. Pete, on right, is the shipping clerk, who lives in Ohio and is a retired Mechanical Engineer. Stock is shipped from Virginia to Ohio when Tom makes a visit. Both Tom and Pete are experienced course measurers.
The first counter, produced in March, 2008 is shown above. Note that the numbers can be read from left to right for easy reading, unlike previous models which had the numbers rotated 90 degrees.
The counter was modified in December 2014 (see below) to make the large gear stronger, and to fasten all the pieces of the chassis together using a swaging process. This eliminated the former brass grommet.
Above is the current Jones Counter
Above are the chassis parts in various stages of assembly.
Note that the current model does not use the brass grommet. The three parts of the chassis are now swaged together by the manufacturer
Above are overall views of the former counter.
The present counter, except for the absence of the brass grommet, looks the same.
The counter consists of a gear assembly, fashioned of galvanized and stainless steel, to which a counter is attached. A delrin gear is attached to the counter shaft. The counter records the revolutions made as the wheel rotates. It is fastened to the front wheel of the bicycle, on the left side, and may be read by the rider while riding.
Details of the method of course measurement may be obtained on the “Reference Material” page. Also on this page you can find a measurement video.
To order the counter, refer to the “How to Order” tab at the top of this page.
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