DRF aka Thrifty Bill
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: The NC Mountains
Bikes: 86 Katakura Silk, 87 Prologue, 87 Cimarron, 14 frame school custom, 73 Paramount
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A lot of BMX seat posts are really long, much longer than you need on a road bike (if you need a post that long, you have the wrong size bike).
Someone is selling a Kalloy seat post in your size on ebay. It looks decent, but is long.
I have a BMX post on my Peugeot PE-300 myself (it came that way from a thrift store). I don't like the smooth shiny finish (almost looks like chrome), looks out of place on a road bike to me. I much prefer the appearance of a fluted post.
There is a sweet looking Avocet on ebay right now for $80. That is outside my budget.
Your other choice is to use a shim.
Thanks for the reminder, I need to mic the Peugeot post and start shopping for a replacement.