Re: how to make a cheap layback seatpost.
..."Give me a place to stand, and I will move the Earth -Archimedes..."
one of my favorite quotes.
and yeah, stuff bends. even if you get one of those welded flat plate seat posts, it could still bend. it's all about leverage and force applied (see quote above...)
i made this thread as a cheap, easy way to make a cool seatpost, that will function fine under normal riding conditions.
if it's not for you, so be it. but unless you've tried it and it bent and carved you a new one, then save your judgments. i have one on a 50 pound beach cruiser that i've been riding for 15 years, and shows no sign of bending. i've pedaled that bike everywhere, rode off hundreds of curbs sitting on the seat, carrying a twelve pack in one hand. there's a great testimonial right there...