How to Install Commercial Bicycle Racks and Bike Bollards
Reliance Foundry offers a wide variety of mounting systems to optimize a commercial bike rack or bollard’s effectiveness in every application.
Looking to prepare your site and crew for installation? Read a few tips from the bike bollard pros on Getting Started.
Getting Started …
- All parts should be kept in their packaging until the exact moment of installation and metal surfaces should be protected during installation. Many of our bike parking products are constructed from steel, iron or aluminum and given a strong, long-lasting powder coat finish. This finish must be protected from scratches, scrapes, and chips to ensure the proper life of the bike bollard, bike rack or bike locker.
- As installation requires breeching the surface of the substrate, ensure that underground utility lines and pipes pose no risk. This may require a core drill in advance of an x-ray.
- Ensure that all required equipment is on site prior to beginning the install. Take precautions ahead of time and have everything needed for installation to prevent loss of time, injury to workers and product from being damaged.
- Bike Parking Systems can be installed on new or existing surfaces with a variety of mounting options. Review all mounting hardware before installation.
- Ensure that the proper resources are available to lift the bike rack, bike bollard or bike locker into place or onto its mountings. The steps to installation are fairly simple, but the weight of the bike parking system can be an issue. Extra hands should be available to prevent injuries and to avoid potentially damaging the product.
- If installing more than on unit, align the bases using a chalk line. This is a critical step in creating a uniform look.
- If during installation any powder-coated parts must be set down, place them on packaging foam or another non-abrasive material.
- Never slide or drag powder-coated parts across an asphalt or concrete surface.
- Have touch-up paint on hand to repair abrasions or scratches that may occur during installation. Covering scratches will prevent the bike rack, bike bollard or bike locker from rusting. See our care and maintenance details for further instructions.