My bike is needing a clean and I've been searching around for a way to clean the chain. It looks like this is a widely discussed subject around here.
Thing is, I think I might be needing a new chain soon (I think I've done nearly 1000 miles) because it keeps skipping over when under load - a problem that's getting a lot worse, it doesn't take a lot of load to skip now. It does this mostly in the higher gears where I spend most my cycling time. Would I be right in thinking that the chain might have stretched??
Please excuse my ignorance, I'm a complete newbie.
As for the cleaning of the current chain... would just using a rag soaking in paint thinner and running the chain through it tide me over til I get a new chain (if I need one)???
ps. I don't know if it's relevant but I cycle in all weather.