Do you ride strictly pavement, or what? Just curious, as I have a lot of doubt about getting 40k+ miles out of one that goes off road regularly.
Either you or I were sent out for adoption at birth. Clearly I have found my twin!A critical component of the not cleaning your chain strategy is to also not write down the odo reading when you put on a new one. I do lube my chain, but I don't clean it and I don't write down the mileage when I replace it. I don't write down the mileage when I replace my tires or brake pads either. I ride until stuff needs attention. Then I attend to it. There's probably some advantages to tracking all that stuff, but it's never struck me as worth the mental energy. I'm certainly not advocating this approach, but it goes really well with the rest of my character flaws.
Yep... Same here... I wipe the chain down maybe once per week with 85w synthetic gear oil on a terry-cloth rag. Keeps the chain looking great and very little fling.I used to clean my chain more when I used sprays. Like no fling? Sprays, in my experience, built up crud that necessitated cleaning periodically. Once I switched to bar oil/gear lube combo, oiling was cleaning.