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
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Coil spring linear pull brakes? John Thurston 5:25 PM
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Suntour power shifters on downtube bosses John Thurston 5:17 PM
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Brick Lane Bikes stem and crankset -- reviews? bertin753 12:58 PM
Crust DFL 26+ bike MarkReimer 12:11 PM
hand issues from a longer ride Theodor Rzad 12:02 PM
26" Disk rim for Rat Traps? WTB Freq Team? Greg Kimberly 11:52 AM
SunTour bar cons are SOLD ! Jim 10:28 AM
WTB/ISO Tektro R559 brakeset nutted 10:26 AM
3x8 Front derailleur - why the "8"? Skip Montanaro 10:12 AM
High capacity rear derailleur? John Thurston 9:23 AM
FS / FT - Swift Industries Mini Short Stack Panniers Sam McDermott 8:38 AM
So ugly modern derailleurs :( John Thurston 8:26 AM
Kool stop holders for SC-A? Hunter Ellis 8:16 AM
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