I did a search of the forums and couldn't find a good answer to my question, so I'll ask here.
I have an old Specialized mountain bike with a somewhat rusty chain on it. I figure to clean the chain, I could just let it soak in a bowl of WD-40, and then just dry it off and apply bike lube. I've read some things on the internet however, that say WD-40 shouldn't be used on a chain as a lube. My question is, is it still safe to use for cleaning purposes?
Thanks in advance for the help!