thomson makes, imo, the nicest seatposts. Many ppl share this opinion. But, if you're the type of rider who has a bike that takes a 25,4mm post, you might not want to drop $90, at least not on that bike. For around $20, you can find 25.4 kalloy uno's, which are aluminum, internally ovalized for strength, and fairly decent in terms of adjustability. Never had one fail, myself. The finish varies among a couple of different versions, but the silver one i got is all "sparkly"/jenk looking. You can also get the kalloy sp-200 in a 25.4. These are aluminum, ovalized, and they have a nicer finish, but they are usually @$6 and are "straight" posts, where you need to buy "guts" for about $3 to affix the saddle. This makes a lot of ppl gag, but there's a very good chance that this is the set-up your bike had originally.