Convert Merlin racer to commuter
I have a Merlin Titanium that is geared and setup as a racer. What I would like to do is make it more comfortable and use as a commuter/utility bike. First of all, buying another bike is not an option.
What kind of issues will I have converting the bike to a hybrid? I want to get flat handlebar and have a riser so it gives me a more upright position. Also swap my gears out since I recently moved to Little Rock from Florida, there are not any hills in Fl and my gearing is for the flats.
I will not need racks and fenders, but would like to get disc brakes in the front, that would require a new fork at least.
I need some guidance on a wheelset and any other advice I can get.