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Installing Removable Bike Bollards with Premium Retractable Mounts

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Reliance Foundry’s line of bike bollards can be made removable with premium retractable mounts. When installed with this mounting system, a bike bollard can be removed by simply unfastening a padlock and removing a pin that runs through the center of the bike bollard’s base. The mounting system conveniently retracts to become flush with the concrete surface.

The premium removable mounting kit allows for both access control and reliable bike storage. It is important to note that with this installation method, bike bollards offer limited impact resistance.






Removable Bike Bollard Base



Bike Bollard Cap



Retractable Removable Mount



Hexagon Socket Set Screw



Plastic Plug



Lock Pin



Padlock (optional)




Dirt Tamper



Measuring Tape

3/16″ Hex Key


Before installation

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

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

Ensure that the plan coincides with the site and familiarize yourself with the intended arrangement of the bike bollards.

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

Prepare the site for concrete
Please consult your local Building Code Department to determine the recommended digging depth below the frost line in your area. Choose this or 7-1/2″, whichever is greater. Add a minimum 6″ for holding the drain rock.(1) This is your total digging depth.

Note: The diameter of the hole differs based on the bollard model. Refer to product drawings to determine specific measurements.

Note: If the recommended digging depth below the frost line is greater than 7-1/2″, be sure to provide adequate drainage by piping through the concrete and connecting to the drain rock layer underneath.

Diagram showing site with drain rock

Dig the site
Center an auger on the installation mark and bore a hole to required measurements.

Ensure the area is properly formed to create a perimeter that will hold wet concrete.

Use a dirt tamper(2) to compact the soil below the intended surface.

Add the drain rock
Add the drain rock to the installation site.

Prepare the retractable mount for designated location
Place the retractable mount in the designated location and ensure that the top edge of the outer housing is flush to the surface grade.

Diagram showing retractable mount in site

Lift the handle of the inner housing and turn it to rest the lid in an open position.

Orient the opening window to desired lock pin position.

Rest the lid of the inner housing in a closed position.

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

Pour the concrete

Mix and pour the concrete
Note: If the recommended digging depth below the frost line is greater than the depth of the receiver, be sure to provide adequate drainage by piping through the concrete and connecting to the drain rock layer underneath.

Ensure that the proper ratio of water and concrete mix is used. The concrete should have a similar texture to moldable clay.

Pour the concrete evenly. Concrete should be slightly raised up towards the top edge of the receiver to create a slight berm. Avoid disrupting the retractable mount.

Diagram showing concrete poured in site

Allow the concrete to cure
A minimum of 2–3 days should be given for concrete to cure before beginning construction projects on new concrete surfaces.

Note: Moisture in the environment and cool temperatures can significantly slow the process.

Secure the bike bollard

Prepare the bike bollard
Ensure the concrete has cured.

Keep the bike bollard in its protective packaging. Carefully set the bike bollard near the installation site.

When ready to install, remove the protective packaging.

Set the bike bollard on top of the retractable mount
Lift the outer housing of the retractable mount and turn clockwise so it rests in an upright position.

Diagram showing outer housing of retractable mount

Place the bike bollard on top of the retractable mount.

Diagram showing bike bollard on top of retractable mount

Insert the lock pin
Align and insert the lock pin through the bike bollard base and through the outer housing window. Twist the bike bollard in a clockwise motion to secure into position. Fasten the padlock.

Diagram showing bike bollard secured with padlock

Secure the bike bollard 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 showing bike bollard cover cap secured to base

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

Diagram showing set screws covered with plastic plugs

Note: The bike bollard cap can remain intact when replacing or removing bike bollards in the future.


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. Recommended depth for drain rock is a minimum of 6". Depth will also depend on local soil conditions, weather conditions, and engineering requirements.

2. Dirt tamping is not required if working on undisturbed soil.

Diagram of removable bike bollard installed using retractable mount
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