The Redline R530 is a brand new model for 2008...anybody seen one yet? Comments? I am contemplating one. I need to corral my herd (so to speak) and get one dedicated "city" bike. I have considered building up one using a Motobecane frameset that I have, however by the time I buy a front dyno/brake hub and a 5-8 speed IGH rear hub I am at 95% of the cost of the Redline. Still puzzling out the geometry of it. I own a Redline 9.2.5 and have been happy with the quality of it.
I have also looked at (online only, local dealers in 2 states don't stock city bikes) Breezer, Bianchi and Gary Fisher. I have seen the REI stuff and Electra in person.