Here she is everyone, The Tangerine Dream, in all her citrus glory. Don’t let her fool you, she may be cute, but she’s a brute!

It took a lot of time for me to decide on the ol’ push-rod. I inevitably ignored everyone’s recommendations of Surly Long Haul Truckers and Thorns in favour of an Oxford Bike Works Model 3, recommended by Tom Allen (of It’s custom made (for someone else), and it took me a while to get used to, but I’m smitten.

Here’s a little run down of what she’s wearing –

Oxford Bike Works Model 3
XT Groupset
Brooks Cambium C17 Carved (Natural)
Shimano A530 Touring Pedals
Axiom Journey Rear Pannier
Tubus Ergo Front Pannier