Searched through the threads and haven't found this topic yet.
I'm a huge newbie when it comes to bike mech -- to the point that, to my shame, I've had yet to clean/lube the chain! The threads point to the park tool site that has a nifty chain cleaner (they call it a CM-5). Anybody use one of these, or does everybody pop the chain off and soak in a vat of stuff?
I'm using this thread for reference: General maintenance for mountain bike used for commuting