My new city/all around bike is a Camargue; it's also my off-pavement touring bike. One of the coolest things about owning Velo Orange is that I can get a new bike whenever I want, yet I rarely want a new one of my own. I prefer to just to borrow a demo bike for a few days. The Camargue fits perfectly with my minimalist tendencies. I can do most anything I want on this one bike: trips around our town with its brick and cobble streets, commuting, paved road exploring in the surrounding countryside, riding down old fire roads and dirt CCC roads to go fly fishing. In fact, if I were forced to only ride a single bike, this would be it.
My new Camargue set up for off-pavement touring.
I'll probably add a rear rack and half clips eventually, but I'm pretty happy with this setup. The panniers are prototypes that still need development work (don't expect them anytime soon). Once fenders are mounted and the stays are cut, it's pretty simple to take them on and off. The bars are 50cm Chris's Rando Bars. (What else would I use?)
Likewise, tires don't take much to change, but I may just get a second set of wheels: minimalism vs laziness. Those Onza Canis tires are amazing and they are an honest 2.25" wide on VO Escapade rims. Road tires are 47mm Continental Comfort Contacts that I'm not sure about yet.
The crank is a VO triple, but a MTB crank might be better if you want to run really wide MTB tires. The rear derailleur and 10-speed bar-end shifters are from Microshift and both seem to work very well indeed. In fact, all the Microshift derailleurs we've tried so far have preformed flawlessly; nice to see a newer company give the big guys some competition.
I almost used an 8-speed internal gear hub, but this setup is more versatile. How would you set up your own do-it-all Camargue?