My 2003 jamis ventura's front ritchey hub is having some issues. When checking by hand, the axle feels perfect. Turns smoothly, no play (I know a qr axle should have a bit of play so the qr tightens it down perfectly, but this didnt seem to make sense on this application). when I installed the wheel into the fork dropouts, everything seemed fine. It spun freely, no play. but if I either ride the bike or wiggle the wheel back and forth, play develops quickly. there is also a fairly loud click present when you move the wheel back and forth in its range of axle play.
If I tighten the qr more, the play is gone but the bearings pop (axle too tight) when riding, but still spins smoothly like normal. If i take the wheel off and remount it with correct qr pressure, there is no play until I again wiggle the wheel or ride it.
Is this a bearing problem? I do have a carbon fork. could the fork ends possibly be loose or something? Could this possibly be a quick release issue?
Thanks in advance