I have just made this self answer : How does a Bicycle work?

It is very much obvious that this question is too broad. But I wish to cover every possible concept about a bicycle in this answer in the near future.

I saw a bicycle question a couple days ago and I had answered it. I was pointed out in the comments that a part of my answer was wrong and upon further research, I verified that my answer was partially wrong and had updated it. I did some more research on many of the topics regarding a bicycle and planned on making this guide.

I have already spent around 3-4 hours on this and willing to spend a lot more time.

What can I do to accomplish this?

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    $\begingroup$ … seems to me you want to write a book, not a PSE answer. $\endgroup$ Commented Feb 4 at 2:31
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    $\begingroup$ Consider making this a page on your website, or writing a paper for a short-form education journal like The Physics Teacher. $\endgroup$
    – knzhou
    Commented Feb 4 at 19:59
  • $\begingroup$ @knzhou. would definitely consider that. $\endgroup$ Commented Feb 5 at 10:21

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If you look in the tour page, you'll actually see that users should avoid asking (emphasis mine):

...Questions with too many possible answers or that would require an extremely long answer

Hence, the SE model as a whole isn't intended to provide comprehensive answers to subjects, it's intended to provide specific answer to specific questions. So by design of the site, you are not able to "cover every possible concept about a bicycle in this answer".

It may be possible to break your answers into smaller pieces asked separately, but I suspect a good portion of them would fall afoul of the engineering or homework policies & closed as such.


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