The next shop I visited is Alan's Bicycles in Phoenixville, Pa. Again, just going there to check it out, but I got another happy surprise. A pair of Nitto noodle bars for my fuji touring bike. I noticed a couple of months ago that the bars on it now are actually malformed. The left drop is bent inwards. Plus, they are a bit too narrow for my comfort. Alan had a whole box of brand new noodle bars, the exact model I've been looking at and wanting to get plus he had plenty of sizes. These are some of the most comfortable bars you can get. Now I have them and can't wait to get them switched out. The pics above are a list of some excellent bikes he has on sale right now, many of them beautiful classics. He is working on getting his website up and running, so I'm posting this here to try and help get the word out a little bit. One bike in particular on that list is more than pertinent to this blog in that it is a classic titanium fuji. He has it sitting in the front window waiting for that right person to come along. It is quite shiny and beautiful I have to say.
I know there are more happy discoveries waiting for me at both of these shops. I look forward to my future visits to them. If you happen to ever be in the area, then be sure to check them out. There may be something there just waiting for you too.