Same, wet weather bike. I just give it a spray with WD40 around the chain and derailleurs once a week. When it looks pretty shabby I get the warm water with detergent and wash it down with an old banister brush. Went down Marion Rd this morning, they must have done some road works overnight as the bike now has a layer of mud on the frame. The good bike only come out this time of year if guaranteed fine weather.
One of the girls from work wipes her bike down with baby wipes after every ride.
Keep the WD40 away from the chain!! it'll whisk away very quickly, and leave you with metal directly on metal, which is not ideal to say the least.
wd40 is a great degreaser - in that it gets all the grease off! But it also seems to strip everything else off as well, so unless you want to go through gallons of lube, best to stay away from it on the chain.
I tend to find that a decent wipe down before and after an application of lube does the chain pretty well, every 1-2 rides in the wet, or 3-4 in the dry. Mind you, my chain doesn't sparkle like some do.
I've not used it, I use this stuff: http://www.rocklube.com/
yep i use gold year round on all rides. Best if it is going onto a dry chain and wipe of ALL the excess
I use the Extreme formula in the blue bottle. Ive tried the Gold but it found it a bit more "gluggy" than the Extreme.
Yep, I tend to use Gold, but it does get gluggy when you try to apply it in the cold.
I might heat up the bottle in a bucket of hot water to hopefully thin out the oil a bit. I sometimes do this to car polishes so it applies better.