A few questions on my mind are:
Is it necessary to clean out the chain before any application of Bike Lube? One guy told me soaks his chain in acetone, rinses in water, dries in the oven to remove any excess water, applies lube in between the links and then hooks up again which lasts him about 300km. Obviously my local LBS did a run down when they handed over my roadie (not sure if they lubed or if it was still in the factory) but is a complete clean required so as to avoid mixing lubricants?
Recommendations for all weather stuff I've seen are:
Rock & Roll Gold
Would appreciate any tips and lubricant suggestions that one can pick up from Australia