I am interested in asking you all about using automobile grade degreasers in degreasing bicycle chain before lubing with bike-specific lubricants like Finish Line Teflon-Plus.
I am concerned that bike-specific degreasers are ridiculously priced, while not different in what they do when compared to auto degreasers. There are many more companies that make degreasers for automobiles than there are specific bicycle drive-chain degreaser manufacturers, hence less opportunity for the auto degreaser manufacturers to stick it to customers price-wise. I do not mind paying for something, but price-gouging irritates me.
I use automobile lube grease in lubing my seat post and also my clipless pedals, and they work just great.
Any harm being done or about to be done with the seat-post lube or the auto degreasers?
Over to you wise-people.