THE IRON HORSE:
This bike is no longer in service. I’ve stripped it down to a frameset. The fork is heading to the scrapheap and maybe the frame is too.
I picked this up cheap and second hand to be my commuter after using a truly awful bike shaped object for my first year of commuting. The Iron Horse served me well for several thousand kilometers. It was the first time I used a bike with a 34tooth on the back ( a cheap Shimano megarange freewheel) and I loved it for powering up out of the river valley while towing my daughter and groceries in a trailer.
I guess Iron Horse made some decent bikes but this really isn’t one of them. The frame is massively overbuilt for a commuting bike. It looks like they took a heavy mountain bike frame and added fenders, a rack and bottom of the barrel components and called it a commuter. I have since upgraded many of the components and now use it as my winter bike.