#911 – Monday, Long Weekend, and Bike Repair


The past ten days or so, my days were super boring. I had a big exam yesterday and it was so scary that even though I spent like a lot of time (yes, by a lot, I mean a lot) studying on it. I literally just locked myself either in my office, my room, or the library, spending those time studying. And yesterday, the D-Day came, and the exam was unexpected. Unexpected as in it was difficult! Yeah, a difficult exam on a difficult subject. (And last week the professor also said that when he was a student, he also found this class difficult, haha). I did my best though and wish me luck! πŸ™‚

Anyway, I just realized yesterday that apparently, this weekend is going to be another long weekend! Wow! I lost track of time! I still have many projects to do though due in June, and thus I have not made any plan for those supposedly “off” times. But we will see πŸ™‚

Anyway, as you can read here, I realized that there was a problem with my bike last week. However, due to that exam, I did not have the time to go off campus to the autoshop or bike-repair center. Since my exam has passed now, so I decided to take today to fix this non-campus-related problem. I went to the place where I bought the bike, but unfortunately the bikeman was on vacation until end of June. I cannot afford being bikeless for one month. So I went to another place my friend recommended to me in downtown Delft.

After I told him the problems and the repairman checked my bike, he said that the repair cost would approximately be 40 euro or so. 40 euro!?!? Wow! Well, I bought my bike for 60 euro last September, and the repair cost is 40 euro!?!? 40 euro is 67% of its price!! Wow!! Shouldn’t the cost of the repair be more proportional to the price of the bike itself?? hahaha… . Well, but what can I do? I think I have to accept this though, because my bike is a second-hand bike. That’s why I could get it with a relatively low price. FYI, some bikes here cost like up to 1,500 or 2,000 euro!! So I think they only have like one price for a repair, and it is proportional to the price of the bikes they want to sell us, and those bikes are not second-hand ones, :lol:.

So, finally I decided to repair my bike. There was another option tho, buy a “new” one (by new, I mean buying another second-hand bike) and sell this one. But I just currently do not have the time to sell my bike and look for a new one. Beside, the difference in the ammount of money between the two options would not be that significant, I think. So this other option was not that worth it for me. And that means that I am practically bikeless until Saturday…


Sepuluh hari belakangan ini, hari-hariku membosankan sekali. Aku ada satu ujian besar kemarin dan ujiannya menyeramkan juga sampai-sampai aku harus memakai banyak waktuku (yup, banyak maksudnya ya banyak) untuk belajar buat kelas ini. Aku beneran deh mengunci diriku di kampus ini, jadi ya kalau nggak di kantor, ya di apartemenku, ato ya di perpustakaan, dan sepanjang waktu belajar. Dan kemarin, hari ujiannya tiba juga. Ujiannya benar-benar nggak disangka deh. Nggak disangka dalam arti susah! Ya, ujian yang sulit di materi yang sulit (dan dosennya sendiri minggu lalu bilang waktu beliau masih mahasiswa dulu, beliau juga merasa materi ini sulit, haha). Aku berusaha yang terbaik sih di ujian dan doakan aku yah! πŸ™‚

Ngomong-ngomong, kemarin ini aku baru sadar nih kalau wiken ini bakalan long wiken lagi yah! Wow! Beneran deh kayanya aku sudah agak lupa sama waktu! Aku masih ada banyak proyek yang harus selesai Juni nanti sih, jadi ya aku belum ada rencana apa-apa dengan waktu-waktu yang seharusnya “libur” itu. Tapi kita lihat saja deh πŸ™‚

Ngomong-ngomong, seperti yang bisa dibacaΒ disini, aku menyadari minggu lalu bahwa sepedaku agak sedikit bermasalah. Namun, karena ujian di atas itu, aku nggak ada waktu untuk pergi ke luar kampus ke bengkel atau tempat servis sepeda. Karena kini ujiannya sudah lewat, aku memutuskan untuk menggunakan hari ini untuk menyelesaikan masalah yang tak berhubungan-sama-kampus ini. Aku pertamanya pergi ke tempat aku membeli sepeda tetapi sayangnya tukang sepedanya lagi liburan sampai akhir Juni. Nggak mau juga dong aku nggak punya yang namanya sepeda selama sebulan. Jadi, kemudian aku pergi ke sebuah tempat yang direkomendasikan teman di Delft.

Setelah aku mengutarakan masalah-masalahnya dan tukangnya mengecek sepedaku, dia menghitung biayanya dan ternyata biayanya adalah sekitar 40 euro. 40 euro!?!? Wow! Yah, akuΒ membeli sepedakuΒ seharga 60 euro September lalu, dan biaya reparasinya 40 euro!?!? 40 euro kan 67% dari harga sepedanya sendiri!! Wow!! Bukannya harga reparasinya seharusnya lebih proporsional dengan harga sepedanya yah?? hahaha… . Tapi ya mau gimana lagi kan, gara-garanya sepedaku sepeda second sih, makanya bisa beli di harga yang relatif murah. FYI, beberapa sepeda disini harganya bisa sampai 1.500 atau 2.000 euro loh!! Jadi, aku rasa mereka hanya punya satu harga saja untuk reparasi, dan harganya sepadan dengan harga sepeda yang mereka jual ke kita, dan sepeda-sepeda itu bukan sepeda second, :lol:.

Jadi, begitulah, akhirnya aku memutuskan untuk mereparasi sepedaku. Sebenarnya ada satu pilihan lain sih, beli aja sepeda “baru” (maksudnya beli sepeda second lagi gitu) dan menjual sepeda ini. Tapi aku sekarang lagi nggak ada waktu sih untuk menjual sepeda dan mencari sepeda baru. Di samping itu, toh dalam hal biaya juga bedanya tidak terlalu signifikan deh, menurutku sih. Jadi, opsi lain ini tidak terlalu menarik untukku saat ini. Dan ini berarti, aku kini tidak punya sepeda sampai hari Sabtu…


9 thoughts on “#911 – Monday, Long Weekend, and Bike Repair

  1. sherly says:

    Semoga hasil dr ujianmu bagus ya πŸ™‚
    Mahal banget yah ngebetulin sepeda di sana… wah…

    • zilko says:

      amiiiiiinnnn πŸ™‚

      Iya, mahal bgt kalau dibandingkan sama harga sepeda second, bisa dibilang sebanding malah, hahaha πŸ™‚ Cuma memang sih, kalo ngeliat harga2 sepeda disini yang baru gress, gila-gila euy harganya, hahaha

  2. arman says:

    hehe ya kalo harga sepedanya murah gitu ya gpp lah ditambah biaya reparasi masih jauh lebih murah daripada beli baru kan? πŸ˜€

  3. ndutyke says:

    Harga yg baru bisa sampe 2000 euro?!
    Aku jg gak tau persisnya itu berapa rupiah sih but that sounds a lot :mrgreen:

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