Made from scratch in San Francisco
Exterior: Peacock Cordura® Nylon
Interior: Black Waterproof Sailcloth
Binding: Mint Green Cordura® Nylon
Our solids collection is made with Cordura® brand nylon, the classic “backpack” fabric, used for durable packs and messenger bags for over thirty years. The fabric is woven in the United States, and each MacBook Air Sleeve is assembled when you order it in our San Francisco shop.
X-Pac™ sailcloth is the perfect material for those of you in wet-weather climates. X-Pac™ is a special high-performance sailcloth for ocean–going racing boats, with a high-tech laminate is lightweight, abrasion resistant and waterproof. So, if wet weather riding is your gig, rest assured what's inside the bag will stay dry.
Tell everyone what you think of your Rickshaw Pipsqueak handlebar bag.Rants & Raves Write review
I love this little bag! Easy on, easy off, and no hardware that has to be attached to my handlebar. I like the fabric, the water-resistant inside coating, and the velcro fastener. Also like that snaps are used on the attachment straps, since velcro can wear out in that kind of application.
A very cool thing to note is that this color scheme--the coal/mint--coordinates beautifully with the Bianchi signature color, Celeste. My Bianchi is a 2006, and is celeste with silver/gray accents--this bag is a great match.
I think I'd like a tad more room--maybe less of a taper so the bottom would be as spacious as the top, but I guess that would change the look, too, which I do like.
Excellent camera bag for my Lumix GF1 – mounted on the handlebar or thrown in a bigger messenger bag.
Works great for keys, phone, as a bag under my bike seat.
I have been telling everyone about Rickshaw . . . and not only about my great little item. The Pipsqueak bag is great (only one complaint to be mentioned below), but the service at Rickshaw was first rate. I was looking for a little handlebar bag to supplement my panniers for a month-long bike tour, and the Pipsqueak fit the bill perfectly: easy to attach/detach, just the right size for my multi-tool, wallet, camera, etc., and, most important to my purchase, the option to customize colors. (At the time of my purchase, you could do this in the "notes" section of the order form.) My bicycling vanity knows no bounds.
Anyway, I received a personalized email assuring me that customization was an option, and the order proceeded smoothly. Then Rickshaw impressed again with their eco-conscious shipping method. They sent my item in another little baggie that included postage for mailing the shipping bag back. Very cool.
The Pipsqueak served me well. My only observation is that the fabric is not particularly colorfast. Of course my bag spent a solid month in the sun (about 8 hours a day for 30 days), so I acknowledge that this isn't typical wear and tear. Just the same, it changed color from fluoro-orange to a soft peachie-orange. The blue piping didn't change color as much, so I don't know if that's a function of different materials or just different original colors. The underside of my bag is still bright orange though, so there's kind of a nice fade on it. The take-away? I'd buy the item (as is) again and again, and I look forward to my next Rickshaw purchase, whatever it may be.