I'm Ed Haythornthwaite and ever since I can remember I've loved bikes. After fixing my own I first started working in a shop as a bike mechanic when I was 16, and that trend continued when I went to university. After graduating I became the Workshop Manager at John's Bikes in Bath, a position that I held for several years. Over the years I have also been the mechanic for several high profile racers, most notably the five times Triathlon World Champion Simon Lessing whose Olympic race bike I prepared, and the Atherton's who I toured the Mountain Bike World Cup circuit with as their mechanic.
Aside from being a bike mechanic I have also run my own frame building business, making custom built fillet brazed steel frames, both road and mountain bike, and then later on I went on to be a Co-Founder of both Robot Bike Co and Atherton Bikes, making full suspension mountain bike frames using a combination of carbon and 3D printed titanium. I was also the Technical Editor at Dirt Magazine for seven years, a position that allowed me to keep abreast of all the latest products and their mechanical requirements. As great as that job was in many ways, my hands were always itching to wield a spanner again instead of a keyboard, and so that's how iFix Bikes came about.
I love bikes and can't ever imagine a day when I'm not working with them in one form or another, and transforming a bike that's a little worse for wear into one that works like a dream is my number one passion. Hopefully I can do just that for your bike.
I can take care of pretty much any bicycle repair that you can think of, from simply fitting a new inner tube to carrying out a full strip and rebuild of your bike. It doesn't matter if it's a mountain bike, road bike, kids bike, or even a unicycle, I can fix it for you. Most suspension products can also be serviced and tuned, and if it's one that can't be worked on for tooling reasons then I can arrange for this to be carried out externally should you wish. I am also a highly experienced wheel builder so if you're looking for a great new set of wheels then look no further. For pricing information on all repairs click here.
iFix Bikes stocks a good range of common spare parts, but if your bike requires a part that isn't in stock then I will happily source this for you (often within 24 hours), or if you'd prefer I am happy for you to supply your own parts. iFix Bikes only uses quality replacement parts such as stainless steel cables because years of experience have taught me that it's a false economy to try and save a few quid in areas like this, you'll just be looking for new ones again before you know it.
Normal service hours are Monday to Friday, 9am to 5:30pm, but if those hours don't work for you then I'm sure we can work something out.
For an extra charge I can also offer a collection/return service if you can't get your bike to me yourself.