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 3/18/18
Speedvagen 650b Rich 5:26 PM
bottom bracket cable guide install- how to tap the hole? Brad in the North Country -Rive Sud Ouest 4:48 PM
Treating the top of a B72 Skip Montanaro 4:40 PM
Mountain bikes in places without mountains? Road bikes where it is barely a road? Brad in the North Country -Rive Sud Ouest 4:26 PM
Bump: adding Camelback to lot of panniers and chainring bertin753 3:15 PM
Spring cleaning sale Adem Rudin 3:09 PM
FS: 1" threadless riser stem / 9cm Joe 2:24 PM
FS: Chris Kings Classic Hubs, Black Eli Queen 2:11 PM
19-24mm Latex tube in a 38mm tire? JeffOYB 1:52 PM
Ritchey steel fat bikes on clearance? Jim M. 1:23 PM
Is Your Local Craigslist dead? Mark R. 12:25 PM
Beating y'all up again about 26" road tires bertin753 12:21 PM
Old shimano hub disintegrated, can it be rebuilt? Harth Huffman 10:56 AM
Toddler bikes AndyG 10:14 AM
Bump: Take all for $50 + shipping bertin753 10:10 AM
FS + FREE: Acorn Boxy Bag, NITTO Technomic 70mm 25.4, GB Hetre, Shimano Deore 36h 135mm... christian poppell 10:06 AM
PSA: 57cm Steve Rex Road $800 Kieran J 9:07 AM
Garage sale Ryan Nute 7:05 AM
FS-Nitto stem/Sugino seatpost Jim 4:39 AM
Built a new Della Santa Peter Bridge, Sebastopol CA 4:29 AM
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