Installing threaded eyelets in fork blades
OK, I'm installing lowriders on a new steel fork. The fork has eyelets at the dropouts, but no threaded eyelet in the middle of the fork blade. The rack comes with a semi-flimsy, difficult to use rubber-coated clamp, that will not doubt become rusty in short order.
So maybe I can have a shop install those little threaded eyelets on the fork blades. I understand that shops have this little tool that pops them in once the hole is drilled, and it doesn't involve heat. Can't remember the name of it.
Anyway, my question is whether this is a wise (safe) idea. The fork is chromoly, and seems pretty beefy. It's the 700c disc/v-brake fork that nashbar sells.