Hi All - I am a newbie and have only been riding a few months. I have a Giant Revel 2 that is nothing special but has been getting the job done so far. I've lubed the chain a few times with White Lightning - which is a wax based chain lube.
In the process I've gotten a fair amount of it on my frame, tires, and the gears. I read that mineral spirits is a good way to clean this stuff off my chain but what about the bike frame - would that eat through the paint as well?
Also - when I clean and re-lube my chain it seems like there is a still a ton of dirt inbetween the links. I just blast it with a hose and dry it with a towel, then apply the lube. Is this the correct method or should I be cleaning it more thoroughly?
Thanks in advance for any advice...