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    25.4 seatpost for my road bike

    So I recently built a road bike using a Raleigh frame. At the time, I just wanted to finish he bike so I put on a really really cheap crappy steel seat post (it was free). However, now, I really want to swap that out. I know 25.4 is a weird size for a road seatpost, but I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions. I am looking at the Thomson elite, but its a bit pricey and I wonder if it's worth $90 just for a seatpost. Anyone else have an opinion on this?

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    25.4mm is pretty common mtb size.
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    I've got a Thomson for my bike with a 25.4 sesatpost (Waterford) and love it. Many people here think Thomson is the best post made. It's very easy to adjust and the adjustments can be very fine.
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    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.

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    25.4 mm is quite common
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    Kalloy ships all diameters and is only $15.. Ask @ LBS I have a Redline 1" in ChroMoly, strong when the extension needed is long. plain top no fancy built in saddle clip.

    25.4mm = 1"

    Cane Creek makes shims with 1" ID so you can reuse the post in later frames with bigger seat tube IDs

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    SR LaPrade posts also come 25.4mm and can be found for $10-15.

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    Any bmx post.

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