I'm pretty sure this has been discussed before but the search function is being stupid, so sorry for the repost.
First question: what's the best brompton bag for city commuting? I need one that will fit my 10in netbook, bottle of water, tupperware with lunch, papers/notebook, the occasional big heavy textbook, small electronics (phone, camera, nds), and the little odds and ends that a woman "needs" to have (e.g. lip balm, moisturizer, hand sanitizer, small packs of tissues...etc.). Lots of tiny pockets and dividers is a must, otherwise the little stuff will get lost and I will scream in frustration every time I need to put lip balm on because I got windburned lips *again* and it hurts! hurts! hurts! but the lipbalm is under the lunch which is under the textbook which is buried in papers...you get the point.
I currently use the gravis dolly bag, which I like very much except it's a bit too small and I carry my lunch in a separate small bag because of this. I was considering the cloth pannier, but it looks like it doesn't have enough little pockets. What about the c-bag, s-bag, or one of the carradice brompton bags? Can owners tell me about the size, inside space, number of pockets, and how comfortable it is to carry off the bike?
Second question: mods! How in the world do you do the skateboard wheel mod to the brompton rollers? Also, I hate the brompton's brakes with a passion. Even my cheapo Kent came with better brakes than this. Aside from changing the pads (will run down to the lbs for koolstops today), what's another way to make the brakes better, short of changing them? I was fiddling with them for a while, but no cookie--for someone spoiled with nice v-brakes and calipers on my other bikes the brommie brakes are incredibly horrible. I've been searching the forums, but again, the search function is not cooperating, so if anyone could point me to the link or tell me how to do it that'd be great. Thanks!