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Installing Bike Bollards using Adhesive Anchoring

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Bike bollards can be installed into existing concrete with easy-to-use adhesive anchoring systems. Reliance Foundry uses an epoxy-like adhesive to secure the bike bollard’s threaded rod.

Bike bollards have secure bike-locking arms for reliable bicycle storage and decorative aesthetics enhance surrounding landscapes. Please note that with this installation method, the bike bollard offers little impact resistance.






Bike Bollard Base with Bike Arms



Bike Bollard Cap



Threaded Bar 1″



Washer 1″



Hex Nut 1″



Hexagon Socket Set Screw



Plastic Plug



1-1/8″ Masonry Drill Bit


1-1/2″ Wrench

Caulking Gun

3/16″ Hex Key


Measuring Tape

Adhesive Anchoring System

Hammer Drill or Rotary Hammer


Diagram of 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(1) of solid concrete around each mark.

Drill the holes

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

This will prevent the hammer drill or 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 hole 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 of a drill drilling into concrete

Secure the bollard

Clear and clean the hole
Clear the hole of all debris and/or standing water using the vacuum.

Diagram of 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 of caulking gun dispensing adhesive

Place the bike bollard base near the drop-in concrete insert
Keep the bike bollard in its protective packaging. Carefully place the bike bollard base near the installation position.

When ready to install, remove the protective packaging.

Set the bike bollard on top of the drilled hole
Set the bike 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 bike bollard’s shaft.

Diagram of threaded rod lowered through the bike 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 bike bollard’s shaft.

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 of threaded rod inserted the full 4" into the hole

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 bike bollard.

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

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

Diagram of washer over threaded rod

Secure the bike bollard’s cap
Remove the bike bollard cap from its packaging.

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

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

Diagram of cap on the bike bollard base

Place the plastic plugs (A) over the heads of the set screws.

Diagram of plastic plug over set screw


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.

1. Adhesive anchor manufacturers such as www.powers.com recommend a minimum radius of 5″.

Diagram showing bike bollard installation using adhesive anchoring
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