RACE PACE COMPUTER – OVERSTOCK SALE

Also see right-hand counter below

Also see chassis replacement kit below

Keep checking back as I am about to introduce several new items to provide better service.

 

In 1977 Pete Riegel designed and had manufactured an order of race pace computers. They sold at a modest rate – enough to barely break even. At one point he quit selling them because the advertising was costing more than the profit. The units sold for $2.50 each. You can read about the development of the computer at the URL below:

 

http://runscore.com/coursemeasurement/articles/TechTips.pdf

 

Here is a picture of the computer. It’s basically a special-purpose circular slide rule.

 

 

Say you want a shot at a three hour marathon. How fast should you be running a 10k?

 

A marathon, 26.219 miles, run in 180 minutes, requires a pace of 6.865 minutes per mile, or 6:52 minutes per mile.

 

Setting the “distance” arrow at “M” (for marathon) will show a performance factor of 712 opposite the 6:52 pace.

 

Now, setting the “distance” arrow at 10 km will show a pace of 6:11 (6.18) minutes per mile opposite the 712 performance factor. Since 10 km is 6.214 miles this pace will yield a finish time of 38.40 or 38:24.

 

The computer works over a range of 1 mile to 26.2 miles. Is it geeky? Absolutely. Does it work? Yes.

 

The computer may be ordered from Jonescounter.com until the stock runs out. Price is $4.00 per unit, postpaid. Any quantity may be ordered if ordered for shipping with a Jones Counter. For computer sales only, a minimum order of 10 units is required.

 

 

RIGHT-HAND JONES COUNTER (JR-5R)

(Discontinued)

 

In 2010 a right-hand version was made available to fit bicycles with disk brakes, 5-digit only. Due to lack of sales, the unit is no longer in production. My JR-5R has been personally ridden over 3,500 miles on terrain ranging from the baby-heads in the Appalachians, Slickrock in Utah, to the ashy slopes of Mt. St. Helens. The JR-5R used a mirror-image of the standard unit, which allows it to be installed on the right-side of the hub.

 

CHASSIS REPLACEMENT KIT:

If your old counter chassis has bent or broken for any reason it can be replaced quickly at low cost. Included in the chassis replacement kit ($29) are instructions on replacing the chassis, and the nuts & bolts you need to fix it. This will be the last chassis you need to purchase.

 

         Contact Tom Riegel at:  

 

The latest revision to the JR will be to include a brass extension to the tang.

This item is still in the testing and development stage but is intended to replace the wire used in the current version to provide a more elegant installation.

 

A pre-production sample can be provided for $200 for evaluation. Delivery TBD.

 

 

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