Sorry, I'm going to have to vote "NO!" on replacing the black seat post with a silver one! Everything looks so right with red bits popping out here and there against the svelte black. A nice Thompson seat post in basic black would be better.
Fun write up and pics!
Ahah! I was looking again at the original photo and thought, hmmm, he could just transfer that black bottle cage and bottle over to the new bike and it will blend right in. Then noticed it had been added on. The bike is now complete, so give us a ride report already.