Here are the current Jonescounter.com staff.
Tom, on left, is the designer and fabricator, who lives and works as a Civil Engineer in Virginia.
Tina, on right, is the worldwide distribution manager and bookkeeper.
Together we supply the unique tools used to mesure footraces.
We are the sole distributor of the only universally accredited Jones Counter.
Pete has retired from his duties on the Jonescounter team but continues to support the present staff.
After shipping 2,000 counters to 64 countries over the past 6 years, he can relax.
The counter business is in good hands.
The current production model is shown above.
Note that the numbers can be read from left to right for easy reading.
Prior to development of the JR, the numbers were rotated 90 degrees.
The first 70 counters sold in the US have been used to measure over 1,000 certified courses.
The counter was modified in December 2014 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 and made the unit substantially more durable.
Over 3,300 JR counters have been sold worldwide since production began.
Above is the current Jones Counter
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 course measurement may be obtained on the "References" page.
To order the counter, refer to the “How to Order” tab at the top of this page.
Suggestions for improvement of this web page are welcome.
Tough test of the counter.
My bike is shot, but the counter is in fine nick.
Although the JR shown is not in stock, the construction is identical to the standard JR.
Below is a proper measurement video by Justin Kuo.
The rider follows the shortest possible route.