I like to put my bike on a workstand to make it easier to give it a bath. Because my frame is carbon, it's not a good idea to clamp right on the top tube, so we use a special bar that clips to the bike under the saddle and bars, and clamp the workstand to that.
|Tools of the trade|
|Chain cleaning tool|
Then I go to work on the drivetrain itself. I use a couple of different brushes - one looks a lot like a makeup brush (although would be pretty coarse on skin!) and the other fits between the gears in a cassette. I put some Bio Cycle in a container, dip the brushes in, and scrub away. It takes some patience because there's tonnes of nooks and crannies.
|Nice shiny drivetrain! The frame still needs work...|
|Why I take the wheels off - inside the rear cutout before.|
|Inside the rear cutout after.|