Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Montreal, Canada
I use kerosene to clean the chain.
Doesn't smell as bad as diesel fuel and does not damage the o'rings.
Available at every hardware store.
Then I do the same as ruthless........bristle brush or paint-brush, race stand, put some kerosene in a margarine pot and brush the chain. Then clean the chain and rear tire carefully with soap and water, ride the bike around the block and use a good chain wax.
Kerosene works great on wheels and body work........and it's gentle on paint.
WD-40 works good too for wheels and fairings.