Installing Bike Bollard Covers using Adhesive Anchoring

Protect your pipe bollard while adding secure bike storage features with Reliance Foundry’s line of bike bollard covers. Bike bollard covers add a sleek, contemporary design element to pre-installed pipe bollards. An epoxy-like, adhesive anchoring system is used to install the bike bollard cover into existing concrete inside the pipe bollard.

It is important to note that adding bike bollard covers to existing pipe bollards will not affect impact resistance. The level of impact resistance is directly related to the original installation.

PARTS LIST

# PART QTY
1 Bike Bollard Cover 1
2 Bike Bollard Cap 1
3 Threaded Bar 1″ 1
4 Washer 1″ 1
5 Hex Nut 1″ 1
6 Hexagon Socket Set Screw 3
7 Plastic Plug 3

Installation Equipment

1-1/8″ Masonry Drill Bit Measuring Tape
1-1/2″ Wrench Caulking Gun
1-1/8″ Masonry Drill Bit Level
Hammer Drill Chalk
Adhesive Anchoring System

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 the parts list

Before installation

Inspect the pipe bollard
Examine the pre-installed pipe bollard for signs of damage. Any rust should be removed, and abrasions should be covered as soon as possible. If the damage is beyond repair, a new pipe bollard may need to be installed.

Hold a level vertically against the side of the pipe bollard and ensure that it is plumb.

Note: Any damage or tilting of the pipe bollard can affect the performance of the bike bollard cover.

Diagram showing level vertically against side of the pre-existing pipe bollard to ensure it is plumb

Clean and dry the pipe bollard
Brush or wipe the surface of the pipe bollard. Debris can offset measurements and the placement of the bike bollard cover.

Mark the placement of the bike bollard cover
Use chalk to mark the center point on the concrete inside the pipe bollard.

Drill the hole

Create pilot hole
Tap a pilot hole in the center of the hole marking.

This will prevent the rotary hammer from drifting while boring the hole.

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 hole
Drill a hole that has a 1-1/8″ diameter and 4″ depth.

Ensure the drill is level. Drill on high speed, using the hammer function if available.

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

Diagram showing drill that is drilling hole with 1-1/8 inch diameter and 4 inch depth

Clear the hole
Clear the hole of all debris using a vacuum. Use a brush to remove any remaining loose particles.

Install the bike bollard cover

There are two options for installing the bike bollard cover and inserting the threaded rod. Option 1: Insert the threaded rod after bike bollard cover placement, or Option 2: Insert the threaded rod prior to bike bollard cover placement.

Option 1 (insert threaded rod after bike bollard cover placement)

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

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

Diagram showing caulking gun dispensing adhesive into hole

Clean the surface of the pipe bollard
Use a cloth to clean off any residue, dust, or debris.

Prepare the bike bollard cover for installation
Keep the bike bollard cover in its protective packaging and place near the installation site.

When ready to install, remove the protective packaging.

Place the bike bollard cover over the pipe bollard
Lift the bike bollard cover and lower it over the pipe bollard.

Note: Metal bike bollard covers can be heavy—to prevent accidents and injuries, ensure the proper resources are available to lift bike bollard covers into place or onto their mountings.

Insert the threaded rod
Insert the threaded rod into the hole while turning to ensure positive adhesion.

Diagram showing threaded rod inserted through top hole of bollard cover

Use a level to ensure that the bike bollard cover is plumb and make any necessary adjustments.

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

Diagram showing level against bollard cover

Option 2 (insert threaded rod prior to bike bollard cover placement)

Prepare the threaded rod
Check that the threaded rod’s length is correct by temporarily inserting the threaded rod inside the drilled hole.

Measure the total distance from the surface grade to the top of the threaded rod. Ensure that this total distance does not exceed the maximum bar height in the product drawing. Remove the threaded rod when finished.

Note: The maximum bar height differs based on the bike bollard cover model. Refer to product drawings to determine specific measurements.

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

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

Diagram showing caulking gun dispensing adhesive into hole

Insert the threaded rod
Insert the threaded rod into the hole while turning to ensure positive adhesion.

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

Diagram showing threaded rod going into drilled hole

Clean the surface of the pipe bollard
Use a cloth to clean off any residue, dust, or debris.

Prepare the bike bollard cover for installation
Keep the bike bollard cover in its protective packaging and place near the installation site.

When ready to install, remove the protective packaging.

Place the bike bollard cover over the pipe bollard and threaded rod
Lift the bike bollard cover and lower it over the pipe bollard and threaded rod. The top of the threaded rod should extend past the bollard’s receiver hole.

Ensure the threaded rod is centered in the bike bollard cover’s shaft.

Note: Metal bike bollard covers can be heavy—to prevent accidents and injuries, ensure the proper resources are available to lift bike bollard covers into place or onto their mountings.

Diagram showing bollard cover placed over threaded rod and pipe bollard

Secure the bike bollard cover

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 pipe 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 cover arms before securing the bike bollard cover.

Diagram showing washer over threaded rod and 1 inch nut being tightened by a wrench

Secure the bike bollard cover cap
Remove the bike bollard cover cap from its packaging.

Place the cap on the top of the shaft of the bike bollard cover.

Secure and align the cap to the base with the three set screws. Tighten in equal amounts to ensure that the cap remains centered.

Diagram showing bollard cover cap aligned to base with three set screws and tightened with hex key
Place the plastic plugs over the set screws.
Diagram showing the set screws covered with plastic plugs

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.

Diagram showing bike bollard cover fixed onto pipe bollard using adhesive anchoring system
Bike bollard covers can be installed onto pipe bollards using an adhesive anchoring system.