I currently have 3 Surly New Hubs on 2 bikes and adjusting the play out of them seems damn near impossible. Even if I do get it feeling right, after a ride the play is back.

Anyway, could a guy simply install non-adjustable bearings in the New hub and reuse the cones and all the other axle hardware? I'm a bit reluctant to give Surly $150+ to redo their crappy hub design.

Thank you.