Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Walnut Creek, CA
Bikes: 2015 Trek Emonda SLR, 2002 Litespeed Classic, 2005 Bianchi Pista, 2016 Devinci Hatchet, Some BikesDirect MTB I never ride.
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Two Quick and Easy Madone Questions...
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!