I popped in the LBS yesterday and once again they tried to sell me an expensive degreaser compount, an expensive plastic thing to snap on my chain and fill with solution to clean that, and expensive lube for the chain.
Bikes don't really need some special different blend of chemicals do they? Is there something I can run to the auto parts store or order online and accomplish much the same? Does the plastic thing really make degreasing/cleaning the chain easier? What sort of chain lube should I use? Spray can of Teflon maybe? Can I squeeze more questions in here?