See my recent post under 'Fifty+' section for HEALTH angle.
Here I would like to discuss bicycle solutions such as modifying seat post, saddle etc. The Flamingo 7NX - what can be done to make it a vehicle of mobility rather than disease? The fit is wrong, it would appear for me VERY wrong. I have tried extending the seat post two inches beyond the safety line already. All the saddles I look at have such short slidiers and I can't use one of those bent elbow seat posts because then it won't slide down to hold the fold. Right from the beginning the distance between my body and the handlebars was too short, but I figured I could get used to it. A Brompton-size is never going to be a comfortable as say an Ori (that WAS a great fit, but the fold was not small enough for air travel.) But I can't jeapordize my health.