View Full Version : Local source for a ground anchor?
For reasons too sad to relate, I am looking for a "ground anchor" to install in my garage. Does anyone know a local source for one? These are steel plates with hardened steel rings that you can lock up to. They permanently attach to concrete with either special bolts that can't be removed, or are designed to otherwise cover or protect the bolts from being tampered with.
Kryptonite has one, for example, but I haven't been able to find one anywhere. I could order it online, but I'd prefer to support someone local if I can (and avoid shipping).
03-06-2010, 09:13 AM
Go to any bike shop that sells Kryptonite and ask them to order one for you.
Most shops will do this for your.
It's unlikely you'll find this product carried in stock. It's not a high volume item and can sit for a long time in inventory.
Thanks for the response. If I have to have the bike shop order it, I might as well just order it myself online.
Just to play devil's advocate: Perhaps if some forward-thinking bike shop actually carried these in stock people would might see what they're for and buy them. Right now, I don't think a lot of people know that there is any such thing as a ground anchor. I didn't - I just came across it browsing Kryptonite's web site by chance.
03-10-2010, 10:02 AM
I remember seing one in one of the local bike stores in the past week... which ine is the question... I think it was in the Bike Gallery over on TV-HWY in Beaverton.
You can make your own anchor for cheap. Buy a couple of bags of Quikrete, and four sections of steel pipe with 90-degree elbow fittings to make a rectangular shape.
Dig a hole in your garage floor, mix up and pour in the Quickrete, level it off, and place the section of pipe in (with about 8-10 inches sticking out). Let the whole thing cure. You can use a couple of 2x4s to keep the pipe vertical while everything sets up.
The result is an anchor that's just as study as anything you could possibly buy. It will be permanently anchored to the concrete floor and there's nothing that can be unscrewed.
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AdventureDad, thanks. I will call them. When I asked the Hollywood Bike Gallery if they had one, they acted if I'd asked them for a lightly-grilled weasel. This has been the normal reaction as I visited bicycle shops (and I visited several of them due to the sad tale of woe that has me looking to increase security that we shouldn't talk about).
Axel, I considered various do-it-yourself options, but, like yours, most involved a jackhammer, where the ground anchor involves drilling a few holes with a masonry bit.
Ground anchors seem to be popular with the motorcycle crowd, but I don't really know where to start with a local motorcycle shop that might have them.
03-11-2010, 10:48 AM
There's one on 82nd and Stark. Call and see if they have one in stock.
I doubt that vicious cycle would carry one, but may be worth a shot because they're on Interstate.
I don't know if St John's Honda is still out there, it's been a while since I've been out there.
I'm sure there are many, many other places, but you'll have to let your mouse do the walking ;-)
I've seen similar anchors at hardware stores. You can attach them with allen head bolts then fill the head with epoxy.
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