I'm looking for some advice on an internal geared hub (3spd, 7 spd, or 8 spd). Currently I don't have a single bike with gears and I'm thinking about starting my search for an internally geared hub that I will eventually learn how to lace into a 26" wheel (another thing I've never done). I'm a "whistles and bells" guy and want a nice one. My hope is that I can get some advice as to what's best. I am only familiar with the Shimano Nexus hub, and I'm thinking about a 7 speed. Are there other good ones or better ones or easier ones for me that I'm not aware of? It's completely flat around here so I'm even wondering if I need 7 or 8 gears and would consider a similar 3 speed. I need some help guys. Tell me what I need to know. Thanks.