Recently i completely rebuilt my Shimano Deore hubs. New cones, bearings, and freehub. Went for two light rides and it seemed ok. However, today i did a short race, and during the final sprint, the rear of my bike felt all noodly. After i crossed the line, i checked my rear wheel, and felt a lot of play in my hub. I thought, ok, so i did not tighten it enough. I got home, tightened the cones, and re-mounted the wheel. To my dismay, i still felt a knocking when i pulled the wheel back and forth. Not cool. I even tried overtightening the cones, but the knocking was still there. The problem is obviously the freehub. It is definitely not worn, it is brand new. The only thing i have left to try is to check the freehub fixing bolt, which i am pretty sure should be tight.
Yes, i did a search, and i understand that shimano freehubs usually have some play, but it seems a little excessive. I don't like how it allows the whole wheel to move slightly. The freehub i replaced allowed the cassette to wobble more, but it did not seem to effect the adjustment of the hub.
How can i get my wheel to stop wobbling/knocking. Is the answer simply that "Shimano sux" or is there something i can try/check?
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