So, today I rode in the rain for 10ish miles. I came home and decided it would be a good time to clean my bike. I wiped everything down, and then I cleaned the chain the best I could and lubed it. But as I pedaled, there was still a gritty sound. So I took off the the rear wheel and tried to clean the cassette (is that what it's called?...this) because I could see there was dirt in it.
I scrubbed it with a toothbrush and water, and I got as much dirt as I could out of it. I didn't take the axle out or anything, though. Then I cleaned the front chainring (not sure if that's the right term either - sorry I'm a noob ) So I put the wheel back on, and the gritty noise was still there. How do I make it go away? I don't want to be riding if my bike isn't cleaned well enough or lubricated enough to the point where it effects how fast things wear down. Can someone explain to me what I'm missing here?