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Gold Star Freddie R.I.P. #774971
05/28/19 5:57 pm
05/28/19 5:57 pm
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I am sorry to report that "Gold Star Freddie" has passed away, May 20,2019. He suffered a brain aneurysm and died on the way to the hospital. He was always ready with information and advice for anyone who ask. He will be missed in our realm.

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Re: Gold Star Freddie R.I.P. [Re: bsalloyd] #774973
05/28/19 6:42 pm
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Re: Gold Star Freddie R.I.P. [Re: bsalloyd] #774978
05/28/19 7:24 pm
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Wow. Just saw him last month at Oley.

Ed from NJ

Re: Gold Star Freddie R.I.P. [Re: bsalloyd] #774981
05/28/19 8:00 pm
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Freddie lived in Teaneck NJ which is only about 5 miles from where I live.
I first met him just over 10 years ago when he had bought a job lot of old project bikes from a dealer who had closed down.
Most of the bikes were Japanese but there were the remains of a 1965 Triumph T100SR there---with the gearbox parts in a big plastic bucket with two inches of water at the bottom and which had previously held cat litter.
I bought the bike and we became friends.
Strangely enough we never saw each other locally in NJ but we always met up at swap meets and had a good chat.
Freddie always asked me if he was having problems with the odd Triumph he had acquired.
Like Ed I last saw him at Oley last month.
He was a BSA man through and through and his nom de plume "Gold Star Freddie" suited him well.
His workshop was as well equipped as a dealers at the height of BSAs activities with a complete wall of small metal drawers with each one marked with a BSA part number.
He was quite a shy man but would help anyone once he got to know you.
He was a big man in the Gold Star world and his passing leaves a big hole.
R.I.P. Freddie ---I can see him now winding on that Gold Star as he rides through the Golden Gates.


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Re: Gold Star Freddie [Re: bsalloyd] #774985
05/28/19 8:37 pm
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Sad news indeed. I met Fred through this forum about 20 years ago when I purchased a set of cases and a matching frame for a 57' Road Rocket which I am still putting together but close to complete. If I called him for some advice he would always call back quickly with good answers and advice. I always stopped to see him at the swap meets and have a chat with him. This is one BSA guy that will miss him and his wealth of knowledge on the machines we were passionate about.
Hank

Re: Gold Star Freddie [Re: bsalloyd] #774990
05/28/19 9:08 pm
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I only emaild him but he was a great GOLDIE MAN ,RIP.

Re: Gold Star Freddie [Re: bsalloyd] #775006
05/28/19 11:36 pm
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Sorry to hear of his passing. I never met the man but traded many parts back and forth over the years.
I even sent him a cereal box template of a GS competition pre unit front number plate marked up with all the dimensions.
He put it to use fabricating a few reproductions and sent the cereal box back to me!

No doubt he knew his Gold Stars. His bikes were true works of art.

Another BB man I would have liked to have met.

Rest well Freddie.

Don in Nipomo


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Re: Gold Star Freddie [Re: bsalloyd] #775051
05/29/19 10:41 am
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Sad to hear. I got to visit his shop once. He sold me a complete NOS A-65 trans which I still have in my turbocharged LSR bike. So, a part of him is part of what might be the worlds fastest BSA twin! PRT

Re: Gold Star Freddie [Re: bsalloyd] #775176
05/30/19 5:58 pm
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I am very sorry to hear this, godspeed. He sold me some spare parts for my Goldie, so I will take a longer ride tonight in his honor.


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Re: Gold Star Freddie [Re: bsalloyd] #775233
05/31/19 4:05 am
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We have lost one of the best of the Goldie guys. Very sad news for sure.

Gordo


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Re: Gold Star Freddie [Re: bsalloyd] #775372
06/01/19 3:14 pm
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Didn't know the man personally, but like others, I enjoyed seeing his bikes and posts.

Very sorry to hear of his passing, and hereby sending my condolences to family and friends...


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Re: Gold Star Freddie [Re: bsalloyd] #775653
06/05/19 4:00 am
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RIP! obviously a well respected man.

Re: Gold Star Freddie R.I.P. [Re: bsalloyd] #775748
06/06/19 6:39 am
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Sad news indeed, our condolences to the family.
I first met Fred Anderson (goldstarfreddie) in 2006 at the BSA international rally in Massachusetts.
He sat there with his BSA competition models just like they came out of the store.
At that time I had found a BSA GS flat track wreck that I was about to restore.
Fred owned one as it came out of the BSA store all original. Fred helped me to find some rare original flat track bits and I’m ever so grateful for that.

As far as I recall Fred lived close to the former east coast BSA importer from the time of all those pre-unit competition BSAs passed thru there.
I will miss him.
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Re: Gold Star Freddie R.I.P. [Re: bsalloyd] #775762
06/06/19 1:02 pm
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Morgan--yes---Freddie lived in Teaneck NJ which is just about 5 miles from Nutley NJ --which was the BSA Eastern HQ during those years.

Re: Gold Star Freddie R.I.P. [Re: Tridentman] #776097
06/11/19 3:49 am
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I am very sorry to hear this. RIP.

Re: Gold Star Freddie R.I.P. [Re: bsalloyd] #776169
06/11/19 10:28 pm
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As previous posters have noted, Freddie was a bit shy but had a big heart. I met him in the 1970's; I was just a kid at a bike shop who had the misfortune to own a couple of old BSA's (not yet beloved classics). If he saw me working on one, he wouldn't hesitate to come over and talk. Over the years, we had been back in touch from time to time ... Fred always remembered something from one of those very early conversations. I am very sad to read of his passing.

Re: Gold Star Freddie R.I.P. [Re: bsalloyd] #776180
06/12/19 12:56 am
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Yes he will be missed . He was very helpful with my 51 GS and had some great advice and parts for my 56 flat tracker as well. Sorry I didnt have/make more time to learn more from him. RIP


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Re: Gold Star Freddie R.I.P. [Re: bsalloyd] #776518
06/15/19 7:32 pm
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I just met him last year. He was very considerate and generous with his time and knowledge. So many of us looked forward to seeing him again. A damn shame.


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