Hello, On my Specialized Langster single-speed, the rear hub has some side-to-side play. Not extreme, but enough to make me want to correct it before it gets worse. From others here helping I've found Sheldon Brown's and Park Tools sites, just great stuff, but not quite as amateur or step-by-step as I need. Here's what happens:
1] Remove rear wheel, pull out each side rubber dirt barrier gasket
2] Loosen locknuts, at side where cone nut is available for adjustment by the conewrench, slightly tighten until the shaft wiggle/movement is gone...very slight turns...[hoping here I'm correct that only one side adjustment will do it]
3] when shaft turns freely with no wiggles, hold adjusted cone nut precisely in place with conewrench [felt great, no wiggle] tighten 17mm lock nut against it
4] reinstall rubber gaskets, replace wheel on bike
But now the wheel wiggles perhaps more on the bike than before!...Redo steps 1-4 several times with great sincerity and patience...Same result. ARRRGGHHH!!
Of course I'm first suspecting my 'technique', but, this is a used bike from CL bought recently, and the issue existed when I bought it, hell, could have been there for a year, who knows? Maybe the bearings could be shot and not even experienced hands of silk could perform a workable cone adjustment? Does someone see any problems with my adjustment approach, or an unknown [to me] issue? Thanks