krishnas wrote:1. Chain de-greasing is not so much of an issue. But still asking, do you basically unhook the chain (magic link/...) and clean it separately or degrease it right on the bike?
2. Someone (much experienced gentleman) once mentioned that using kerosene/ diesel aint a good idea for the chain. Coz it tends to create play between the rollers, that is difficult to lube, with whatever quality lube you might try. Better to use non-solvent based mechanism (read detergent) to scrub the externals of the chain. Personal experience?
cleaned out the cycles today . Your post prompted me to take some pics of the quick 5 chain.
if the route to salvation from from those before pics to
has a short cut to avoid elbow grease through a thumbs up bottle and some kerosene to dunk the chain in, I'll take it.
I have till recently been doing the laborious hot water and suds route. This seems to be far better - ie quicker and cleaner.
Will it affect the chain ? I'll take my chances for such shininess.
for the last ~ 1000 km have been lubing chain on bike on the Sport 1. did the same bottle and kerosene treatment after undoing the master link this time.
The Q5 chain gets icetoolz PTFE the tiagra chain gets Finishline Red.