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
What's the latest in lightweight saddles for upright positions? John W 9:29 PM
Cracks in BB shell or in paint only?.. Max S 9:26 PM
Rohloff specific 26" tourers Duncan_Bourne 8:49 PM
ISO: Classy double chainring low Q 110mm BCD aluminum crank christian poppell 7:31 PM
Vintage Mountain Bike Conversions A CT Cyclist 5:23 PM
Rat Trap Pass fit in 58mm fenders? MarkReimer 5:19 PM
Saddle talk: What's your favorite (moderately) lightweight one for "upright" riding and drop bars? John W 5:06 PM
Delayed release of moderated posts Peter Bridge, Sebastopol CA 4:44 PM
FS- Rivendell, VO, Suntour, Nitto, XT + Ant Ritchey 4:43 PM
FS: Sidi Shoes, Pedals, Saddle Brian Hanson 4:30 PM
Help me ID this WTB saddle Justin, Oakland 4:30 PM
Sandal recommendations Mark Roland, in Beacon, NY 4:30 PM
For Sale: 1991 Specialized S Works Steel frameset $250 Luther 4:30 PM
FS: Cooper Cycles custom campeur/tourer -68cm Birdman 4:30 PM
thoughts on panniers Everett Volk 4:30 PM
Sugino no longer making the XD 110/74 triple crank? 3:38 PM
"Steco" racks - Dutch bike items Joel Niemi 3:01 PM
Specialized Pizza Rack/Bag Robert Tilley 1:58 PM
One handed wrenching Nick Favicchio 1:40 PM
Large Berthoud front panniers. Ugaitz Etxebarria 1:02 PM
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