After taking my hybrid down a muddy dirt trail yesterday, I brought it home to clean it up; took off the chain and degreased it Sheldon-style.
After degreasing and rinsing, I put it directly on an electric stove burner to dry out.
In the past, I've done this at about 20% heat... this time it was at about 60%. Once I realized how hot it was, I took it off with tongs and set it aside to cool.
Some of the links have turned blue!
I let it cool down, installed it, lubed it, and it feels fine for a brief run through the neighborhood... but is it?