I'm doing a rebuild of a beat up 1994 Diamondback Sorrento. I plan on keeping most of the original parts (levers, shifters, derailluer, etc) but when I purchased the bike it was missing a seatpost
I've done some searching online for 25.8 mm posts, but all I find are cheap Kalloy posts, which I've heard some very negative things about. I find the occasional vintage post for sale on ebay selling for $40+, but would prefer to buy it for ~20 if possible. I want to build a solid commuter bike, but I don't care about having fancy/light components. I want something dependable.
Anyone have recommendations? Should I consider post shims, or even buying a slightly larger post, and having it reduced/tapered?
Update: I did find another post on Amazon that seems OK. It's a Promax (who?) 25.8mm post. I'm going to call the LBS tomorrow to see if they have anything I can use, otherwise, I may go with this one.