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Won't go: Schwinn S 180

Fixed the real wheel assembly last night (principally, loose spokes). Reinstalled the wheel, brake, chain, etc. and test drove. Worked fine for a minute. I stopped, and when I next turned the throttle, no power at all. Checked/replaced fuse, to no avail. Have examined to see if any wires disconnected or damaged as a result of earlier repair operation or wheel rub, but find no evidence of any such problems. Help. Thanks!

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Re: Won't go: Schwinn S 180

Maybe you should try to take off the wheel and see if the motor still turns over with out the chain and wheel attached to it maybe the chain is to tight...... well maybe you can help me to

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