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Rear sprockets free wheel on rear wheel almost as if disconnected-new bike

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It's not uncommon.,. perhaps shoddy assembly. There is a small thin nut which once you dismantle it all apart, you can tighten. Be careful not to have the assembly come apart as it is a headache when you don't have an eye for how it all goes together...
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