my vote is that it's reliable enough. particularly because unlike the cones that may be replaced, the locknuts don't wear out. there's no real reason to swap them out. e-RICHIE
On Mon, 19 Feb 2001 21:41:50 -0500 "David Goerndt" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> I was wondering how reliable the date stamp on the locking washer on
> hubs is for dating a hub considering it can be removed and swapped
> fairly easily.
> David Goerndt