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    Trek 820 - Is this right?

    My brother-in-law picked up a Trek 820 (2006) off of Craigslist and in going over it, it seemed that the gap between the left crank and the bottom bracket is a bit wide. The bottom bracket is firmly seated in the frame and the distance from the edge of the frame to edge of the crank is about 3/8". There is no play in the bottom bracket. If this is too wide of a gap, should the crank be able to seat further in on the bottom bracket?
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    That looks about right, 3/8 gap between the crankarm and chainstay is within normal parameters. Make sure to torque that bolt to spec before your ride, which is pretty darn tight if you don't have a torque wrench.

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    Re- read your post and realized I missed where you were getting the 3/8 measurement from. Spindle length determines where the crankarms and chainrings in relation to the frame. I can't tell from that pic if the spindle is the right size or not, but I'm guessing it is.

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    Thanks for the replies.

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