Tawny Tidwell – Verified Buyer
I like my Pipsqueak; he's cute and well-designed and sturdy. I originally bought him to be my hip bag. I wanted to carry:
-a tire lever/socket wrench
Unfortunately, he's too small for that. He's about 1/4" too small for my Kindle to fit, and he juuust holds all the other stuff, so even if it did fit width or lengthwise, I'm not sure that the Kindle would have anywhere to be if I had everything else in there.
So, I am back on the quest for a hip bag. I wish I could get one from Rickshaw because I love this little guy and they have great customer service, but there's not currently anything like that in their lineup! D=
Definitely would recommend him if you don't want to carry a Kindle or just need a little organizer for your messenger bag though. =)
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.
Caleb Dance – Verified Buyer
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.
Heather Harvey – Verified Buyer
This little bag is a great addition to any bike, so handy for just popping out for a quick ride, throw your keys and a snack in the Pipsqueak and you're off! I can even fit a small rain jacket in there. The only issue I have with it is that I can't attach it to my handlebars if I have my light and bike computer on there as well. Between the gadgets and having smaller drop bars I just run out of space where it can snap on. It works great on my other bike with the flat handlebars though.