I'm cutting a long story short. I have a Raleigh Superbe equipped with rim brakes and a Strumey Archer three speed hub. It's wheels are original and hence are in rough shape. I want to get better wheels on it, keep the three speed hub, and replace the original fork with a Monark springer. This will likely mean replacing the front brake with a disk brake. My goal is to bring the bike up to dealing with the installation of a Bafang bottom bracket motor kit. Here is where I need advice: I in no way feel confident in my own ability to correctly purchase fitting parts online, nor do I own any of the tools needed for dealing with bike wheels. I figured to myself: that is the reason bike shops exist, I should go ask one of those. I am two for two bike shops basically telling me they won't do it. One was willing to, but told me with a straight face that they couldn't guarantee a timeframe or success (on rebuilding my wheels?) Then the other heard me out and advised me to sell the bike and try with a modern one because they couldn't get parts that would fit this frame. This seems in discord with the information I've been finding online about this bike. Everything I'm finding would suggest that nothing about this bike is a standard that doesn't still exist in some way. I'm ready to buy another bike, but am not totally convinced that's my best option. I want a three speed internal hub, suspension fork, and no coaster brake. This combo doesn't seem to really exist without costing several thousand dollars. If I end up needing to modify the new bike then I'm basically in the same boat, aren't I? I was trying to price up a new bike from Walmart, plus the springer fork, and a new Strumey Archer hub, but actually have no way of checking any of the bikes dimensions, or the price of the hub from either website. Finding myself at a loss, I figured I should ask around here. People here probably know what to do. So the super short version is as follows: Raleigh Superbe, needs new wheels and new fork. Easy/Hard? Bafang install possible? Thoughts? Am I doomed? Are we all? Also: Thank you.