I was riding down on a steep hill and apparantly the seat was too high. For those that down know about the affects of gravity the whole seat post bent backwards and I basically got reamed. So I went to the nearest bike shop and got a new one, and finished the ride. I am no longer using that bike- I'm riding the Open Road now and I was going to raise the seat- because my knees were hitting my elbows. I was raising it then it fell out. This one was only about 6 inches long. My new post is too small so I got to get a new one. I'm going to the shop tommorow, but I was wondering if they make SOLID- not hollow- seat posts so I can raise this mother without worrying.