Klunkers and Bent Seatposts

Many old-school 26" wheel bikes, also known as cruisers or klunkers, have 7/8" seatposts. The 7/8" size (i.e. 0.875" or 22.2mm) is also used by many children's bikes and BMX bikes. 

I have found that there is a shortage of good 7/8" seatposts available that can support the weight of a 200 plus pound rider (see right). So it occurred to me to order a solid aluminum or steel rod and use the old "side-bolt" seat rail clamp that's already on there now.

Here's what I found that looked promising:

I hope this is helpful! I'll post some pics once I ride it and see if the new 6061 aluminum post holds up.