Old 08-12-15, 09:51 PM
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Originally Posted by sced View Post
Gas is the best, but smelly. Mineral spirits is probably the best overall. I just lean my bike against a post and work the chain with a chippy brush and a jelly jar of cleaner, moving the chain around with the crank. You can put an old towel underneath to catch dripping crud. Wipe the chain when done cleaning and relube with 3-in-1.
Gasoline is extremely dangerous. It should never be used for cleaning a chain. Mineral spirits is still flammable but much, much safer. It is the best all around choice. There is nothing that gasoline would remove easily that mineral spirits would not also.

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