Welcome to the Internet Bridgestone Owner’s Bunch, or iBOB, discussion list. This list is an offshoot of the original newsletter based BOB group created by Grant Petersen during his time at Bridgestone. In 1995, when Bridgestone ended its U.S. operations so did BOB. Thankfully Piaw Na gave it new life as a LISTSRV, officially creating internet-BOB. Over the years the list duties have been handed down to many amazing folks and this list has undergone several changes of venue, however it still retains the original spirit of Grant’s (and Piaw’s) BOB.

The iBOB list is dedicated to discussions about all cycling and bicycles that embody "a philosophy of lasting value, function and craftsmanship."  iBOB’s value "proven equipment that is repairable or long-lived" and "recognize that expertise comes from involvement". "BOBs are friendly. BOBs are tolerant of other's views. BOBs are always willing to help new cyclists or fellow cyclists. BOBs are honest, and they never, ever lie. They're probably also thrifty and loyal. iBOB is, or  should be,  a safe place to ask and ponder questions and philosophies as they relate to things BOBbish." 1

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The iBOB House Rules Peter Bridge, San Diego 12/3/13
Interesting Lovely Bicycle post on rim shape and strong crosswinds bertin753 2:16 PM
Microshift integrated brake/shift levers and long-pull brakes? David Pertuz 2:11 PM
Bass hauling Dave Feldman 1:42 PM
Soma 700CX42mm Vitesse SL mgreene888 11:58 AM
WTB?: fixed-gear 700c road wheelset Shay 11:34 AM
Rock Lobster Ultimundo FS Zac 10:25 AM
FS: T-700 Frame, Fork, and Headset Hunter Ellis 9:25 AM
FS: Sugino Super Maxy 180mm, Jones bars, modern XT, more HappyCamper 8:53 AM
New metal fenders -- which offer the best front coverage? elmariachiism 8:41 AM
Baltimore riding opinions / questions Sam McDermott 8:12 AM
FS: Ebisu All-Purpose frame - 58cm jpg 7:04 AM
FS: 1984 miyata 1000gt 54cm Boson 5:47 AM
For Sale: Almost NOS Shimano Ultegra 6700 2X10 speed group $450 Hetchinspete 5:25 AM
WTB: 700C Dynamo Wheel/Wheelset. Recent Schmidt/SP Eric Oglander 4:53 AM
Production frame with center-pull braze-ons David Dayan 4:20 AM
FS: SKF 110mm Bottom Bracket Jim Joy 10/20/16
Rain Capes bertin753 10/20/16
Bike Lock Recommendations Mark R. 10/20/16
fs: gevenalle gx2 levers Philip Kim 10/20/16
Rim (or wheelset) suggestion Igor Belopolsky 10/20/16
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