Re: where can I get a 26" 3 speed wheel?
I think 3 speeds is perfect really! it would require the right ratios but I think even 2 speeds would be cool.
Thing is I don't mind having all those speeds (9) and I can utilize them. But I think a lot of people don't have nearly the time in the saddle that some of us have and a lot of them don't want to deal w/ all those gears. 2 or 3 is all you need for most places. A lo med hi or xlo lo med or med hi xhi, and so on. I live in Seattle and we're comparable w/ San Francisco on hills (and coffee consumption); if it works here should work anyware.
If you think about your 1 speed, if it was a 2, that would be cool.