Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Columbus, OH
Bikes: '08 Surly Cross-Check, 2011 Redline Conquest Pro, 2012 Spesh FSR Comp EVO, 2015 Trek Domane 6.2 disc
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Mineral spirits. Take everything off and dump 'em into a parts wash tub with mineral spirits. Slosh it all around, maybe use a scrubby brush for the big chunks, and then pour off the spirits to a catch container with a lid. You can let them settle, pour off the clean part and use it again and again.
Refill the wash tub and re-slosh your parts until they rinse clean. Dry 'em off (I use a fan to dry the chain quickly) reinstall and re-lube.
Take your WD-40, remove the lid of your trash can and insert the WD-40. Replace trash can lid.
Seriously, with the exception of unsticking rusted bolts on my Jeep I've never found much point in having it around and it invariably gets used by someone for the wrong purpose.
"I feel like my world was classier before I found cyclocross."
- Mandi M.