The Face of the High Street...Dan and Timo of Bikesmiths


The Bikesmiths workshop is nestled in a roller door garage off of North Street and if it weren’t for the A-frame sign with an arrow pointing you off the main road, you could very well miss it.

Dan brought Bikesmiths to this little shop in Southville almost two years ago. Before that, he was working out of his garage in Long Ashton and travelling to the Tobacco Factory Sunday Market tinkering with bikes and more importantly, helping people get to know how to tinker with their own.

Dan and Timo are long time friends with Timo joining the team in May of 2018. Since then, the shop has become a place to get your bikes fixed or rent a bench and learn how to fix your bike yourself. Dan and Timo offer it all from complete refurbishments to fixing a flat tyre as well as offering tuition courses on bike repair and selling the tools needed to do it.

The team also sells the children’s bike brand, Squish. As parents themselves, Dan and Timo understand that your little ones grow quickly and will buy back old bikes they’ve grown out of and put that money towards an upgrade.

They haven’t left the Tobacco Factory Market either as you’ll frequently see them there helping with quick fixes while getting to know the people who wander the stalls on a Sunday afternoon. Dan and Timo are in the community business and love getting to know people when they stop in for a repair. They’ll always offer a coffee or tea and great conversation as you wait.

You can find Bikesmiths at 6 Myrtle Street, Bristol, BS3 1JE, the shop is open 9:30-5 Mon-Fri. They’re also at the Tobacco Factory Sunday Market most Sundays from 10-2:30.

Drop-ins for quick fixes are always welcome and you can book in more substantial repairs online at or by calling the shop at 01179 633 891.