I had the same problem and ended up buying a cheap quality post on ebay that was black and very scratched. Spent 30mins with the wet n dry and metal polish and now it looks shiny and beautiful!
What brand please? Got any pics handy?
Never ever use a shim, too many damaged frames come to mind by using this bodge.
Would a longer shim (like 200mm) overcome this problem IYHO?
Awkward Kid wrote:
Thomson did a small run of 30.0 silver posts. I've never seen one or been able to get my hands on one. I like the idea of wet and dry a black post. I was going to shim my 27.2 but as above it's a risk.
KNC do a tasty gold post but are a bit expensive. Thomson never replied to my emails either
I have seen one place that said they had stock, but I don't have complete confidence in them, especially as the Thomson site has no mention of it.
Maybe worth a try if you say they did a run of them. When I e-mailed Thomson I got a reply very quickly, unfortunately just the wrong answer.