So, the bike I'm building is almost done, having gone way over budget. It's a nice bike, columbus SLX, with dura ace, so I feel I should do it right and buy a nice seatpost to match, but my wallet is really starting to feel the strain.
How important is a seatpost really? It needs a 27.0, so my options are somewhat limited, from ebay searches I generally turn up either $60+ ones that sure look nice, or $10-15 and lower ones, that also look fine. What is the downside to buying a cheap seatpost?
I'm assuming it'll weight a bit more, and the mechanical bits might not be as smooth or nicely designed.