Getting closer to this project being completed. At my first consideration of building up this bike, I wanted the build to be red and black. I thought the seat post was black from pictures I viewed. That is not the case as you can see in my earlier photographs. I wanted to have it anodized, but had no local resource. On contacting RANS, I was advised against it. I had suggestions and considered various options. I decided to use a solution that des not require me to spend more money—split-loom tubing. It simply covers the post, with a small insert in back. The seat height remains adjustable. At least I achieve the look I want.