I painted it. Never cut it.
aha, NOW I realise what the fuss is about. The post is worth more than the bike right? Anyway off to change the saddle for an original and readjust it.
i wouldn't say it's more valuable, but the fact that it is Syncros seatpost are in demand and valuable, and particularly that size is hard to come by as not many bikes made use of that size.
as for examples of RM Cirrus, there are quite a few recently posted here that have threads you can "hijack". For example here's mine which I've owned since 1992:
And here's my RM Experience, which is the Cirrus "brother" which I'm currently working on:
And if you're interested in the fork, it's in my For Sale that's linked at the bottom in my signature.