My chain is in desperate need of a good, thorough clean. You can only do so much with a rag!
I've been looking at chain cleaner tools, everything from a $5.50 one from MEC, to a $40 model from Park Tools. What's the difference? Will one scrub the chain better than another?
Some of my bikes have powerlinks, so it's easy to remove them and drop them in a bucket of degreaser... Would this be a more effective method?
And finally, degreasers. I read some past topics on this, and have seen a few suggestions, including Simple Green, mineral spirits, and brake cleaner. There are orange-based degreasers, too. I'd prefer something that is biodegradeable, but also does the job.
So, what do I need to get my chain all shiny new?