Well title pretty much states my question, basically wanting to upgrade a 70's Peugeot for touring and want to add a lowrider front rack, so I'd need braze-ons in the middle of the forks for mounts (already have eyelets near axle for lower mounts), now will this weaken my forks too much? or is it a safe thing to do?
Also on a side note, the axle dropouts seem to be just barely narrow of what I need to fit a modern axle, would grinding them ever so slightly wider do anything harmful?
I'd advise against adding the lowrider mounts to your current fork, it's not likely to be cost effective. There are plenty of forks available for cheap, so I'd just keep an eye out.
It's also worth considering if you really need lowrider mounts; they can be nice if you have a heavy load, but for lighter touring you can easily make due without front painners.
Yeah I thought about getting new forks to clear up some issues with the whole French threading and spacing bull****... but I read somewhere that it affects handling or something like that (can't remember) unless I read wrong?
haha I think I'll need 'em, doing a very long solo tour =P