Here are the Jonescounter.com staff, celebrating today's counter sale. Tom, on left, is the designer and fabricator, who lives and works as a Civil Engineer in Virginia. Tina, on right, is the shipping clerk and bookkeeper. She insists that the profit be divided equally and I am happy to oblige.
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 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 first 70 counters sold in the US have measured over 1,000 courses, 85 marathons over the past 10 years in the US alone.
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.
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. Also on this page you can find a link to a measurement video.
To order the counter, refer to the “How to Order” tab at the top of this page.
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Tough test of the counter. Although the JR shown is not in stock, the construction is identical to the standard JR. See the video below.