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Installing Bike Lockers with Surface Mountings

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Decorative bollards can be installed in new concrete with an embedded anchor casting. These bollards may be used to define architectural perimeters, create architectural highlights, and act as visual traffic guidance devices. By placing an anchor casting and pouring concrete around it, a bollard can be easily installed with Reliance Foundry’s mounting hardware.






Bike Locker



3/8″ Drop-In Concrete Insert



3/8″ Fender Washer



3/8″ Button Head Bolt



Broom/Pressure Washer

1/2″ Masonry Drill Bit


3/8″ Insert Setting Tool


3/16″ Hex Ke

Measuring Tape



Hammer Drill or Rotary Hammer

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 lockers.

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

Study the site plans
Site plans are generally created by the architect of the project. Refer to the site plan to determine the intended location for the bike locker.

Designate your hole markings
Place the bike locker in its designated location and ensure there is adequate solid concrete padding underneath.

Create drill markings for each bolt that will be used to secure the bike locker into position.

Bolt patterns should be close to the inside perimeter of the bike locker.

Note: Leave adequate space between the bolts and bike locker walls to allow for the fender washers and the use of a rotary hammer or wrench.

Recommended bolt patterns

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 2″
If depth control is not available, mark 2″ on the masonry bit.

Drill the holes
Drill holes with 1/2″ diameters and 2″ depths.

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

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

Drilling through the bike locker and into ground

Secure the bike locker

Clear and clean the holes
Clear the holes of all debris using the vacuum.

Vacuum clearing holes of debris

Tap the drop-in insert into each hole
With the slotted end facing down, drive the drop-in insert (A) down until the top of the drop-in insert sits flush with (or just below) the surface of the concrete.

Set the concrete insert
Insert a setting tool (B) into each hole, then hammer down.

If a proper setting tool is not available, an equivalent flat-end punch can be used.

This will cause the internal expansion plug to set the concrete insert in place.

Setting tool used to set concrete insert

Secure the bike locker
Place the fender washers over the drilled holes and set the bolts into place.

Fender washer and bolt over drilled hole

Use a hex key to tighten the bolts until secure. Tighten bolts evenly in a cycle.

Tighten bolts with hex key


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

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

Check the 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 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. Model R-8285 bike lockers are created from highly durable, low-density polyethylene plastic. They resist cracking under stress and have superb impact properties. In most cases, the model R-8285 bike locker can be simply rinsed with hose water and mild soap to remove dirt and other debris. It is important to rinse off the soap thoroughly after washing to avoid staining the bike locker. Regular cleaning is recommended to ensure bike lockers retain their aesthetic appeal.

Diagram of a bike locker installed using surface mounting
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