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
FS - some wheels Skip Montanaro 5:53 AM
Stuck Crankarm Dust Cap - What to Do? Mitchell Gass 5:40 AM
FS: '87 Stumpjumper AllRoad with custom fork. Daniel Jackson 4:47 AM
Not the best photo of my new bike that's not at all iBob-esque Igor Belopolsky 4:36 AM
Nitto Dirt Drop vs Tallux Adam Kilgas 4:30 AM
History of the AheadSet threadless headset Peter Bridge, Sebastopol CA 4:28 AM
Fixies w/o brakes in a busy city = bad combo Nathan Wajsman 3:53 AM
Ross Mt Hood - Chrome Steven Johnson 3:05 AM
Best Shimano RD for 12-25 up to 11-34+ (×11)? satanas 2:15 AM
Width of front low-rider racks John Thurston 2:09 AM
Amsterdam questions Dan Cheng 8/16/17
FS: XL Ritchey P-29er mountain bike, nice build, excellent condition. Matt Bryant 8/16/17
Adventures in wrenching- water bottle attachment without braze ons Brad 8/16/17
1st Gen Salsa Fargo - Summer Attire Bob Chmara 8/16/17
F/u to that question about alternatives to synthetic summer jerseys bertin753 8/16/17
water bottle mounting without bz on bosses prkbikes 8/16/17
FS: Suff James Valiensi 8/16/17
FS: B.17S Steve 8/16/17
FS: Nitto, Riv, Shimano, GB, Cane Creek, IRD 8/16/17
Bought an axle vise... but when I tighten locknuts axle just spins in vise? Thoughts? pics included Matt Larrabee 8/16/17
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