Will, in a comment in response to one of mine, about how one of these years I intend to create a bicycle manufacturing business focused on creating and distributing _lower cost_ bicycles designed for urban lifestyles--meaning carrying stuff, suggests Henry's Workcycles, in the Netherlands.
Cool contraptions but apparently very expensive.
We need to make these bikes cheap, or at least, less expensive. A bike costing over $2,400 is not what I had in mind... PLUS, I also mentioned in my comment that maybe the forthcoming SmartBike program from Adshel could include some of these kinds of bikes, although they obviously won't if they cost this much (although maybe it's something that stores could do).
The Chinese seem to be able to have bikes like these and I can't imagine they cost this much to produce. And I don't think it's just the low cost of labor.
Image from Edgewood College.