Hi. I need to buy a new seatpost for an old steel roadbike. Should I pay $5 for a steel post or $10 for an aluminum one? Does it make much of a difference? It's gonna go into an old 10-speed steel road bike that I'm going to use to get between school and my apartment on wintery Chicago roads.
Bear in mind that I'm a poor graduate student, so please don't try to convince me to buy a $60 quality post. It's not gonna happen. (I totally understand the value of paying for quality, but seriously -- graduate student.)