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
Hi-E hub axle end caps Tom Ato 2:38 AM
WTB: black Brooks B17, flat pedals Sofia Torres 10/22/17
1920's Ultimate Bob Craig Montgomery 10/22/17
New (to me) bike day, & frame saver question. Ken Barker 10/22/17
Bike rack spacing Harald Kliems 10/22/17
PSA: Spurcycle Frankenbells Doug Bloch 10/22/17
FS: 30.0mm pink salsa seatpost clamp, Acorn roll bag, SRAM Rival levers, Brooks Swallow Saddle Matt Larrabee 10/22/17
Making wooden fenders Kainalu V. 10/22/17
Through axles and tire sealant circa 1918? Cary Weitzman 10/22/17
Annual NYC area iBOB (and friends) Ruff Stuff OCA ride Tom Mc... 10/22/17
Brooks Alternatives? Hunter Ellis 10/22/17
FS: vintage parts mostly; and a couple of modern bags franklyn 10/22/17
FS: Acord Medium Saddlebag & Frost River Echo Trail Saddlebag Paul Brodek 10/22/17
WTB: Salsa Cowchipper, 46cm Jesse 10/22/17
Are you doing Eroica California 2018? William Lindsay 10/22/17
Free for postage: Cheap Chinese-made digital luggage scale bertin753 10/22/17
FS: Sutour XC Sport Front Derailer Paul in Dallas 10/22/17
Even more interesting bike on eBay (ride the Fun!) Mark Bulgier 10/22/17
Surface rust protection Daniel Jackson 10/22/17
Sapim Spoke disappointment? Bad luck? Mark R. 10/22/17
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