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
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Vintage 1984 Trek 520 650B Custom Conversion 22.5in/56cm, Serial number 141135 300 OBO David Dillard 11:04 AM
FS: DROMARTI SPD SHOES 46 Joe Clucas 11:02 AM
Please post photos of threadless high-rise stem set-ups that look good. Spacer stacked? Mitch Harris 11:02 AM
Question about fat tire forks' trail bertin753 10:52 AM
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Land's End to John O'Groats Envy Steven Johnson 6:58 AM
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Instability of an unsteered bicycle Andrew Eichmann 5:14 AM
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27" fork vs 700c fork -- is there a difference? Erik Wright 1/22/18
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FS: Ortlieb, Tubus, SKS, Challenge, Vittoria, MKS, etc... Jack K 1/22/18
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