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The Zaftig Cargo Fork

The Jacobs Green Zaftig cargo fork allows you to replace the fork on your old beater and run a 20″ front wheel for a true cargo bike retrofit.

Via Prolly is not Probably.

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13 Comments

  1. bradApril 28, 2010 at 9:56 am

    Holy shit, I want one of those.

  2. dpApril 28, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    you guys should get one of these and test it out. Truly an Urban Velo product if ever there was one.

  3. Andrew OaklandApril 28, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    That’s rad! However, I can’t tell from other pictures on their blog how the thing attaches to the steerer tube!?

  4. Ghost RiderApril 29, 2010 at 5:25 am

    That is SO cool! I need to look into one of these…

    @Andrew, it looks like the steerer tube is a separate piece, and it clamps into the “triple clamp” of the fork (much like a motorcycle fork). It is hard to tell from the photos, though.

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  6. loganApril 29, 2010 at 9:28 am

    Definitely needs a review.
    Their web site doesn’t list the load capacity that I could find.

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  8. paulApril 30, 2010 at 10:02 am

    Very cool, i’d try one out in a heartbeat.

    Though i wonder how an old beater’s headtube would feel about a double crown fork and a heavy load at the end of it. It’s probably fine, i’ve just seen my share of headtubes sheared off…

  9. BrianApril 30, 2010 at 10:06 am

    if you’re consistently carrying front loads that will justify the beefy and bombproof build quality of this fork, and needing to basically replace your front fork for this, I’d say you should probably be looking for a dedicated cargo bike with frame-mounted cargo capacity.

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  11. brianApril 30, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    why dont we try not using a photo shopped pic. there is only one canti stud. the disc mount is on the wrong side. the dropouts are on backwards. all the photos are photo shopped. i would love to have a real fork like this, but how about making a real one first.

  12. Monday morning bike report » CycleliciousMay 3, 2010 at 1:02 pm

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  13. nicholasMay 3, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    brian, I think the forkend orientation is because the extended fork (for a 20″ wheel) combined with the rake of the fork puts the wheel axle further forward than it wants to be (just my guess). The other canti stud is likely behind the one rail of the rack, but maybe it was accidentally edited out while trying to isolate the fork for visual clarity’s sake, but if you follow the link, you can see the actual for in action, or even purchase it if you like.

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