How to *Properly* clean chain?
I'm probably opening a can of worms here..but I'm going for it anyhow...
I'm not looking for the discussions about whether you use WD40 or kerosene, or a discussion on which cleaner you like best. I'm wondering about the proper way to clean a chain.
I just learned that I've been doing it wrong all along (got a brief lesson from the folks at the dealership yesterday, I trust them). I've just been spraying cleaner, wiping with a shop towel, spraying with lube, done in 10 minutes.
Apparently you are supposed to spray the chain with a cleaner, let it soak in for 15 minutes to work its magic, use a brush (lots like the Grunge Brush), spray the chain with whatever lube you like and wipe off excess (so it doesn't spray everywhere). They said it works best when the chain is warm so the lube can work into the tight spaces. Sounds like it should be a 30 minute job or so.
I looked for some youtube videos and most of them were kinda lame.
Does anyone else use the above method? If you do, any tips/pointers?
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