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
The "Big Fat Dummy" is coming Robert Tilley 11:21 PM
Any real advantage to TA for All road type bike? Chris Cullum 10:35 PM
PSA: Levi's "Commuter" Clothes on Sale at TJ Maxx/Marshall's Jason Nunemaker 10:34 PM
Suntour Superbe RD-2100 - Friction only means friction only? Igor Belopolsky 7:13 PM
MKS Rinko pedals Tymncycle 6:41 PM
FS: Greenlite Heavy Industries Madrona commuter pant 34 Chris Cullum 3:51 PM
Re: [New post] Guide to Generator Hubs bertin753 2:37 PM
ISO: Sturmey Archer 3 speed trigger; single bolt on dt shifter-boss-mount housing stop bertin753 2:15 PM
Update on the Wolftooth TanPan Steve 1:41 PM
FS: (3) 571, (2) 559 1" tires mike goldman 1:11 PM
Retro-direct experience Brian Sorensen 12:30 PM
Riding pants (Was: PSA: Levi's "Commuter" Clothes on Sale at TJ Maxx/Marshall's) bertin753 12:24 PM
"Hey Dad, my handlebars seem to be coming out" Murray Love 11:56 AM
Re: [BOB] Re: Phil Wood bottom bracket install help - Tools.. Chuck Davis 11:15 AM
WTT: 1992 Wicked Fat Chance 22" for 1992 Ritchey P-21 or P-22 23" Jeff Schmidt 9:37 AM
FS VO crankset, Dura Ace 10-speed shifters plus miscellaneous parts Dave Redmon 8:21 AM
stainless hairpin cotter pins for Berthoud Decaleur Ron Mc 6:31 AM
Anybody on-list with a set of TA Zephyr Light cranks? Peter Bridge, San Diego 6:26 AM
Buying USPS First Class online (was: stainless hairpin cotter pins for Berthoud Decaleur) Skip Montanaro 6:20 AM
PSA: Velo Orange 20% off sale Igor Belopolsky 6:13 AM
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