New from Swobo, $899:
They also make a 3sp "Novak" for $699.
This would make a great commuter. Wish it had 700cc wheels and came standard with the optional stuff like rack, basket, and fenders. Lights would be nice, too. A bit pricey.
I had a Van Dessel SuperFly that I used for commuting (until it got stolen). The 7sp Nexus was fine, and the 8sp is supposed to be even better. The VDSF came with a headshock-like syspension fork and suspension post, both of which were budget junk I swapped out for rigid components. Came with a roller brake rear and disk front in desperape need of a caliper upgrade straight from the box. SuperFly was $500 on closout. It was an excellent commuter and I was sorely irked when it was stolen. If there had been the same kind of deal around at the time, I'd have bought another one, but alas, all the closeouts were gone in my time of need.