I am getting a grinding noise from the rear wheel which has got louder and is causing increasing resistance over the last few weeks (I live in the Netherlands so cycle every day).
The cassette has been taken apart and cleaned in case it was dirt between cogs, this didn't help. From this I am guessing it is bearings? I've been told that if I took it to a bike shop they would just replace the rear wheel which would be very expensive. Was hoping that maybe the bearings could be changed or that its a different problem?
My bike is a Scott Mountain bike with 21 gears.
Thanks so much, any advice would be really welcome as I am a student with little money :(. Thanks, James