I stopped by Cycle Queer today to pick up some chain cleaner (which they were completely out of 8 days ago). I've got chain lube, just no cleaner. I struck out AGAIN today. They had some 'Contact Cleaner' that is for metal parts including chains but they didn't have any actual chain cleaner. The instructions on the stuff they had said that you were supposed to wash the parts with water after using the cleaner. Yeah, like I'm going to hose down my chain!! The whole point of chain maintenance is to get rid of the debris and then lubricate it to keep the parts moving smooth and keep water out so that it doesn't rust. After striking out at Cyce Gear, I checked Snake River (closed on Mondays always), MotoOne (closed), Carls (called & found out they were closed). I checked @ two different Wal-Mart's last week figuring that since they carry chain lube, they would also carry cleaner. I'm an idiot for expecting that. And now the saga continues... will my chain ever be cleaned and lubed again?