These will be easy ones for those in the know...
1) For the Madone's with the 6700 Ultegra drivetrains...can you swap the new "directional" Shimano chain for a non-Shimano one? I much prefer SRAM chains, so I can take them off to clean, but I don't know if the new directional chain is proprietary with the Ultegra groupset.
2) The new "seatmast" on the Madones...can these bikes still be mounted to a "clamp-type" bike repair stand? Right now, I put my Ti frame up on the stand by the seatpost, but I don't know if the shape of the seatmast will work with the clamp on the bikestand. Also, don't know if I can clamp up anything made of carbon...I'm kind of afraid to break something.
Thanks in advance!