I'm in the process of upgrading my bike to Dura-Ace stuff, and the kit included a 7800 chain. It's covered with this tacky, sticky lube that I cannot get to come off. I noticed the last couple of bikes that Linda and I have purchased (one Specialized and one Trek) had this crap on the chains too. I know from experience with those two bikes that 1) it attracts dirt like honey, and 2) orange degreaser won't clean it off.
I think WD40 would probably clean it, but I'm not a big WD40 fan. I really don't want to use a volitile cleaner like gasoline, or diesel.
Anyone have any suggestions?