I'm sure this is true - but I've never removed a chain for cleaning. I spray it
with some Simple Green about once a month, and rinse it well. I only use White
Lightning. The original chain on my bike went about 4000 miles before
replacing; my current chain has over 6000 miles, and is still well within spec.
ymmv. All my riding is on the road - rain or shine...
> > With the Chain cleaners available on the market today, it's a child's
> >play to clean your chain and lube it right on the bike.
> > Just feed the chain through the brushes and the chain is routed
> >through the incorporated solvent bath.
> After you've cleaned it, take it apart and notice how much
> abrasive ***those pseudo-cleaner gizmos leave behind. Unless
> you repeat the cleaning process several times with fresh solvent
> baths, all you're really doing is degreasing the outside of the
> chain while washing grit into the rollers where it does the most
> "My other bike is a car."