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
OT? Dahon joining the Brompton train Geof Gee 9:23 PM
touring on really, really fat tired bikes Peter Moore 9:16 PM
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ISO: SR Laprade seatpost (or similar) John Thurston 8:16 PM
FS: Iwanson Dental Gauge $00.10 Chuck Davis 6:19 PM
Explain rim grooves . dkoloko 6:05 PM
Latex tubes in "twenty six inch" size? bertin753 5:59 PM
Age limit on Walz caps? John Thurston 5:38 PM
Bakfiets questions Ryan Nute 3:52 PM
FS: iPad Holder For Those Boring Trainer Rides Jason Nunemaker 3:25 PM
Interesting Della Santa Addison 2:41 PM
Soma Porteur rack vs VO Porteur rack A. Nostuh 2:04 PM
FS: 84 Mercian Frame - Sold Don Genovese 6:48 AM
Upright Bar Ride Report: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly Jason Nunemaker 6:36 AM
Front bag on a trainer - why not?! John Thurston 6:28 AM
FS: 1984 Mercian - 58.5cm ctt Don Genovese 3/22/17
Re: [BOB] Re: Explain rim grooves - Iwanson Dental Gauge Chuck Davis 3/22/17
My new to me Lyonsport L'Avecaise Adam Paiva 3/22/17
WTB Large Salsa Fargo Austin Olson 3/22/17
FS: 113mm Phil Wood JIS Bottom Bracket $110 shipped Igor Belopolsky 3/22/17
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