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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Questioning Brad 5:46 AM
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Shimano 11 speed front der hits my fender! Kerry Nordstrom 2:11 AM
WTB: Orphan Bar End Shifter Tom Israel 2:07 AM
Dynohub resistance and speed Chris Cullum 1:59 AM
WTB: Phil Wood or EAI 18t or 19t x 3/32" Track Cog Sprocket Matt H 1:54 AM
track stands John F. Hess 8/28/15
WTB: Shimano M900 or M950 8 speed cassette David Westerberg 8/28/15
Hooray! Rat Trap Pass tires have arrived! Hoffsta 8/28/15
Fans Adidas Samba shoes Bruce Smitham 8/28/15
d2r2 ride report! dvarekamp 8/28/15
FS: Icebreaker wool, Walz caps, various bars Nitto, Deda etc Chris Cullum 8/28/15
Track stands baffle Google cars Andrew Eichmann 8/28/15
FS: SimpleOne, 58cm and extras Justin August 8/28/15
PBP boring question: best way to fly with your bike to europe? mitch 8/28/15
FS: Davidson road frameset (small) Sofia Torres 8/28/15
FS/FT: 57cm Jack Taylor Ryan Nute 8/28/15
Fabric specification for ultralight randonneur bag Ely Ruth Rodriguez 8/28/15
MB-4 seatpost diamater? LF 8/28/15
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