World's slowest cyclist.
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Londonderry, NH
Bikes: Cannondale CAAD5 and Cannondale Rush
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Hose off the chain and gears, spray with Simple Green, hose off again, air dry, re-lube the chain.
It doesn't get the chain perfectly clean but it does take the worst of the gunk out. Once a month or so I take the chain off, soak it in citrus degreaser, clean with a toothbrush, rinse with water, air dry, and re-lube. I do the same to the rear cassette at the same time.
I also hose down the bike and squirt a little WD-40 in to the ends of the cables to get the water out of the housings. I know that I'm probably breaking a dozen "thou shalt not" rules of bike cleaning with this simple procedure but it's served me well for years.