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tighten the bearings 1/4 turn and try it, keep doing it untill the play is gone (while installed on bike) some wheel bearings need to be a little loose untill you tiighten the skewer.
 

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ScottJensen said:
what do you mean while on the bike?
some hubs have a little play in the bearings untill you put the wheel on the bike and tighten the skewer. its trial and error, you tighten the bearing nuts untill its slightly loose, put the wheel back on the bike and check for play, if there is none and the wheel spins freely you're done, if there is still play, take it off and tighten a little more (not too much).

http://www.parktool.com/repair/readhowto.asp?id=105
check hub assembly
 

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is there any way to adjust bearing preload? take the wheel out, put pressure on one side of the axle (press it inwards with your hand)...with your other hand, see if you can wiggle the other side of the axle...what happens when you do this?
 

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so, seems as though the preload isn't set. refer to that Park Tools link. if you don't have cone wrenches, swing by the local shop. shouldn't be more than $5 to adjust.

how did you remove the old bearings and press in the new ones?
 
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