Installing Solar Bike Bollards using Adhesive Anchoring

Reliance Foundry’s line of solar bike bollards offer convenient bicycle storage with solar-powered lighting. An epoxy-like, adhesive anchoring system such as the AC100+ Gold Adhesive Anchoring System* is used to secure the bike bollard’s threaded rod.

It is important to note that with this installation method, solar bike bollards will provide limited impact resistance. The function of the bike bollard is primarily for bike storage, lighting, and landscape highlighting. Solar bollards are self-contained devices and require very little ongoing maintenance.

PARTS LIST

# PART QTY
1 Bike Bollard Base 1
2 Bike Bollard Solar Light Cap 1
3 Threaded Bar 1″ 1
4 Washer 1″ 1
5 Hex Nut 1″ 1
6 Hexagon Socket Button Head Cap Bolt Tamper Resistant 3

Installation Equipment

1-1/8″ Masonry Drill Bit1-1/2″ Wrench
Special Hex KeyHammer Drill or Rotary Hammer
VacuumMeasuring Tape
Caulking GunLevel
ChalkAC100+ Gold Adhesive Anchoring System (included)

NOTE

  • To protect the finish, keep bike bollards in original packaging until the exact moment of installation.
  • Handle with care to avoid scratching or damaging bike bollard surfaces as abrasions will lead to rust.
  • Once scratched, bike bollards cannot be repaired to original form without re-finishing the entire surface.
Diagram showing parts list

Before Installation

Check for hazards
Always check for hazards such as water pipes, gas lines, and underground wiring before drilling.

Clean the surface
Dirt and debris can affect the line of sight and disrupt placement of the bike bollards.

Use a broom or pressure washer to clean the concrete surface prior to bike bollard installation.

Study the site plans
Site plans are generally created by the architect of the project.

Refer to site plans to locate and mark the precise center point of each bike bollard.

For secure installation, ensure there is a minimum radius** of solid concrete around each mark.

Drill the holes

Create pilot holes
Tap pilot divot holes in the center of each mark.

This will prevent the hammer drill or rotary hammer from drifting while boring the holes.

Set the depth control on the hammer drill (or rotary hammer) to 4″
If depth control is not available, mark 4″ on the masonry bit.

Drill the holes
Drill holes with a 1-1/8″ diameter and 4″ depth.

Drill on high speed, using the hammer function if available.

Check the masonry bit often to ensure it remains free of debris.

Diagram showing drilling of concrete

Secure the bollard

Clear and clean the holes
Clear the holes of all debris and/or standing water using the vacuum. Use a brush to remove any remaining loose particles.

Diagram showing vacuum clearing hole

Fill the hole with adhesive
Using the caulking gun, dispense the adhesive until the hole is one-quarter full.

To prevent air pockets from forming, withdraw the mixing nozzle slowly.

Diagram showing caulking gun

Place the bollard near the threaded rod
Keep the bollard in its protective packaging. Carefully place the bollard near the installation position.

When ready to install, remove its protective packaging.

Set the bollard over the drilled hole
Set the bollard base upright and maneuver it so the center lines up with the drilled hole.

Insert the threaded rod
Lower the threaded rod through the bollard’s shaft. Insert the threaded rod the full 4″ into the hole while turning for positive adhesion. The rod should be centered in the bollard’s shaft and should extend no more than 23″ above grade.

Note: A minimum of 45 minutes at 68˚F is required for the anchoring system to set. Do not disturb torque or load the anchor until adhesive has fully cured.

Diagram showing threaded rod lowered through bike bollard shaft

Set the washer over the threaded rod
Place the washer over the threaded rod so that it rests on top of the shaft of the bollard.

Apply the 1″ nut to the threaded rod and use a wrench to tighten until the bollard is secure.

Note: Be sure to check the orientation of the bike bollard arms before securing the bike bollard.

Diagram showing washer and nut tightened with wrench

Install the solar light cap

Connect the battery
With the lighting assembly still in its packaging, locate the battery’s wire plug and connect to the 2-pin socket attached to the light fixture.

Once connected, the lighting fixture will run a test pattern and may flash for 3–5 seconds.

Note: If the light does not flash, please stop installation and contact Reliance Foundry’s sales department for assistance.

Secure the solar light cap
Remove solar light cap from its packaging.

Place the solar light cap on top of the shaft of the bike bollard.

Secure the solar light cap to the bollard base with the three bolts and tighten equally.

Note: For asymmetrical lighting, consider the lighting pattern. When attaching the solar light cap, twist it to the desired lighting pattern before bolting down.

Diagram showing solar light cap placed on top of bike bollard

Inspect

Inspect the installation
From a distance, examine the plane of view.

Ensure the bike bollard is plumb to the surface, and the surface is flat.

Check the bike bollard for any signs of surface damage
Abrasions should be covered as soon as possible to prevent rust and ensure the proper life of the bike bollard. For damage repair or other servicing needs, please contact Reliance Foundry’s sales department.

Care and maintenance

Reliance Foundry manufactures its products to the highest design standards to ensure their durability. Reliance Foundry’s bike bollards are finished with long-lasting powder coating. In most North American environments, routine inspections and cleaning will ensure that bike bollards retain their aesthetic appeal. Proper care and maintenance are required to maintain the finish and ensure a full service life.

*Please refer to the adhesive manufacturer’s MSDS (included in shipment) before using.
**Concrete insert manufacturers such as www.ucanfast.com recommend specific measurements for minimum radii.

Diagram showing solar bike bollard installation using adhesive anchoring
Solar bike bollards can be installed using an adhesive anchoring system.