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, Sebastopol CA 12/3/13
Moving NYC -> SF. Should I sell or keep the bike Richie 8/21/17
FS: TRP Brake Levers James Valiensi 8/21/17
Alan frame with cracked lug on local CL, for 20. Worth a buy? Matt Larrabee 8/21/17
Any Bobbers Heading to D2R2? Tire choices? Mark Roland, in Beacon, NY 8/21/17
Bob-ish Disc Brake bikes John Guild 8/21/17
Keeping handlebar bag organized Toby Whitfield 8/21/17
1983 Trek 520 ponderings on frame mods before repainting Eamon Nordquist 8/21/17
FS: New, out of box sotto vocce Geoff 8/21/17
Not the best photo of my new bike that's not at all iBob-esque Igor Belopolsky 8/21/17
Wanted: Alfine 8 hub Ryan Nute 8/21/17
2017 D2R2 and the State of "Gravel" bikes today tons of photos Mark Roland, in Beacon, NY 8/21/17
Walz offers a made-to-order MUSA, custom jersey for $140 William Lindsay 8/21/17
FS Black Cambium C-13 Sadiq Gill 8/21/17
Re: [BOB] Digest for - 25 updates in 12 topics Lyndon 8/21/17
'Nother question: decent hot weather riding bottoms bertin753 8/21/17
FS: Nitto, MKS, XT Thumbies, non aero levers mike goldman 8/21/17
WTB: 26 inch Dyno-hub Wheel (Non- Vintage Raleigh) Brian Campbell 8/21/17
FS: Thomson Elite & Nitto Crystal Fellow seatposts Robert Tilley 8/21/17
Energy food? bertin753 8/21/17
Michigan iBOB Meetup Jack K 8/21/17
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