Re: Hi, I need some advice
Would be good if a bunch of Brits could chime in so you get a good picture of whether there is any problem there.
One other idea -- you could go electric. Those electric hubs, though much larger than a drum brake or a multi speed internal gear hub, are still pretty discrete. With one on the back, panier packs to further distract attention and conceal the batteries -- it'd be a pretty silent running, stealthy bike.