I have heard arguments both ways from local people and was wondering what your views and observations are. I will remove my chain 2-3 times a year and heat it in a big pie pan of gear lube (95-120 weight) up to about 175-200 F then let it cool. The theory being that as it cools it will "suck" the oil (lube) in. then I run it dry with no lube applied externally in the hopes that it will not collect the dirt, sand, or whatever and become an impromptu grinder. Why do I do it this way? Because that is what my father told me to back in the early 70"s. I ride year round including in the snow a set of chain and sprockets on other bikes last about 1.5 seasons. but it looks like on this bike it will only last 1 season however i definitely have more miles on it due to the fact that it has a plate and I now ride to the trails. What do you do?