This Bianchi commuter goes for 600aud in my local bike shop.Not quite the cheapest, but still fairly low when compared to most other bikes in the showroom.As far as I know, the retailer marks it up %100 from wholesale.$300. Freight,Taiwan/China to Australia, say $10.(you can get an awful lot of these,knocked down,in a 40ft box)We are now down to $290 ex wharf,Keelung. This is where I lose the plot.Wheels,frame,drive train,brakes,paint,rack,fenders,labour etc etc. all for less than $300???I know that Chinese factory workers are paid peanuts so the labour component is most likely minimal.Still,the basic parts come in at less than my Phil Wood hubs. I must admit,the bike rides like crap and I certainly don't begrudge the cost of my hubs. Just wondering, thats all.