I don't know if this is original or not-but I felt like I needed to contribute something! I stumbled across an inexpensive alternative grip for those who like a bulky non-slip handle on their 17-style tig torch. I often have to change processes mid-weld, and usually wear bulky stick gloves to keep from getting lit up. The new grip lets me feel the handle and is much more secure in my hand. I don't know anything about bikes (or tig torches for that matter) but it seems that most mountain bike handlebar grips fit perfectly (length & ID) over my 17 style torches.