If you want to know what kit UK bikies were using in the 1960s, look no further than this small booklet published by Holdsworth of Putney in 1967…
The Essential Guide
This was a bike rider’s catalogue and was pretty-much the definitive list of all parts and accessories. And, with everything priced, it was the basis for budgeting and saving up for the next upgrade that one had set one’s heart on…
In fact, every single spare part right down to the last grub screw is listed.
It’s a lovely document.
Take a look at the full 85 page PDF by clicking here.
Tribute to Holdsworth
We should pay our respects here to W.F. Holdsworth Limited who published it out of their shop at 132 Lower Richmond Road, Putney. The shop closed only quite recently after a long an illustrious history, and the company is now owned by Planet X.
Here’s a picture of a beautiful 1967 Holdsworth Italia Professional, as ridden by their team including Colin Lewis pictured here .