I just got in from cleaning and lubing my GF's road bike, my road bike and my MTB. This was the complete clean-and-lube... I used one of those Park Tool machines on the road bikes and broke the cain of the MTB. I cleaned and scrubbed chains, cogs and chainrings, and then applied lube.
I started wondering if I'm particularly anal-retentive about this... I mean, I do a complete clean on the road bikes about every week -- about 350 km for me, about 200 km for my GF -- and I do the MTB, which I ride less, in dirtier conditions about every three weeks.
I also wipe down the chain [sometimes doing a quick spin with the cleaning machine] after about every second ride and apply lube.
I have no complaints. The bikes keep operating smoothly at optimum performance, and I seem to be keep wear on the cogs and chainrings to a minimum... So it works for me.
But is this obsessive-compuslive behaviour? Just a way to make sure I still have some bike time on my rest days? What do you guys do?