Hello All, I am curious as to which is the better solvent for cleaning my bicycle chain. I have been using mineral spirits, but I wonder if kerosene, or any other solvent for that matter, would not be better.
Also, I wonder if kerosene can be used as a cutter/transporting agent for motor oil in using as homemade lube brew for riding in wet conditions. I have used three parts mineral spirits to one part mobil synthetic 10W-30 motor oil as a wet lube before. I did not like all the gunk it attracted under dry riding conditions, but the chain was super-quiet.
So, kerosene or mineral spirits; as solvent. Which do you prefer, and why? Please feel free to mention other solvents that you think are good. I would not consider gasoline, but I have heard about Coleman heater fuel. Any others?