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Ground anchors for cycle security

How to fit a Ground Anchor for extra cycle security.

This article will explain how to fit a Ground Anchor to the floor for securing your bikes and cycles to the ground or wall.

Why use a Ground Anchor?

Extra security.  You can use an anchor in or out of your Asgard Cycle store for extra protection or to achieve Sold Secure status for insurance purposes.

Brute Force Ground Anchor

Chaining your cycle to something solid and secure such as The Brute Force Ground anchor, makes it much less likely it will be stolen. 

How do you fit a ground anchor?

If you purchase the ground anchor pack from Asgard , the kit contains everything you need to install the ground anchor. 

Follow these simple instructions to fix a Brute Force Ground Anchor to a concrete floor.

Before you begin - Important points to note for fitting the Ground Anchor to the Floor:

-          The ground anchor must be secured into a good solid concrete. At least 100mm deep

-          Before fixing the anchor, plan where it will go before bolting it down.

-          Check for pipe work under the ground.

-          We recommend the use of safety goggles when fitting the anchor.
-          You will need a masonry drill, drill bits sizes 12mm and 16mm
-          You mays also want a brush and a small hammer.
1: Select a suitable area.
 Fitting a ground anchor location
2: Place the Anchor in situ - as this will be your template for drilling.
Fitting a ground anchor location
3: Drill pilot holes with a 12mm masonry drill to a depth of roughly 10mm.
Fitting a ground anchor pilot holes
4: Remove the unit ready to redrill.
Fitting a ground anchor 2nd holes
5: Redrill using a 16mm masonry drill to a depth of 75mm.
Fitting a ground anchor 2nd holes
6: Check the hole size and insert the Rawl by hand. 
Fitting a ground anchor knocking in
7: Put the Rawl bolts back into the unit and using the unit as a guide (gently!) tap in in the bolts into the ground.
Fitting a ground anchor knocking in
8: The bolts should be flush with the ground.
Tapping in the Rawl bolts
9: Screw in the bolts with the supplied alan key.
Fitting a ground anchor fixing the bolts
10: Tap in the ball bearings into the hex of the bolt.
Tap in the ball bearings
Remember if you are fitting these into your Asgard shed you will need to drill through the metal shed base.  You MUST treat the holes with a rust inhibitor or your warranty may become invalid.  
Asgard do not fit ground anchors.