Guys, I am kind of curious here. I see people talking about cleaning their chains all the time and I've never really had to clean mine. I usually put it on the stand and rotate it and spray on lube about every 300 to 400 miles. Admittedly I only rode about maybe 1000 miles last year due to my work commitments (travel out of town) but before that I've usually ridden all spring summer and fall (Well, OK, in DFW its more like summer, summer and summer). I've taken off my front sprocket cover and there was some grease build up that I knocked out with a screw driver and a rag but aside from that I just don't have a ton of build up normally, at least none to where I have to physically get town and scrub on the chain. Usually the most I have to do is take the pressure sprayer and the scrub brush at the car to it while I rotate the rear wheel on the stand.. Am I alone in this or do other people kind of never seem to suffer from the huge amount of gunk build up?
For lube I am using the Maxima brand chain wax in the big 13.5 ounce can...
Not the best picture quality but I didn't feel much like bending over too far in my slippers... lol
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