On the subject of anodizing & seat posts; a good quality anodizing is truly a great thing to behold. I have a '73 Windsor Pro that I purchased new. The bike came from the shop with a nice medium to dark gray anodizing on all the NR parts. Despite years of damp beach air and riding in the wet these parts have stayed impervious to rust and corrosion over the years and remain a perfect finish today (the original Weinman brakes, not anodized, rusted away years ago), even the two bolter seat post is in perfect condition. Too bad more parts weren't treated that way originally.
It's been my experience that an anodized seat post has no effect on clamping/removal compared to a non-anodized one.
Greg Fletcher Foothill Ranch, CA
>I've always wondered why Campagnolo didn't anodize seat posts... I've known
>people who's sweat actually pitted the post beyond useable condition! Would
>anodized posts pose a seizing of slipping problem within the frame?