Cottered crank is too close to frame. Help!

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Though only bottom bracket spindle I could find that would get my French by to work with standard British cranks is this one which leaves the non drive side crank very close to the frame.
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Jeunet Franche Compte with J.C. Higgins cranks.
 
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As long as it doesn't clip the frame, is it a problem? I bought a GT Talera MTB (liked the "triple-triangle" frame) and found that the left crank occasionally touched the chain stay so that it left a little mark. It looks like a previous owner changed out that crank. I filed a bit off the rear corner of the crank to provide more clearance. The bike works like a charm.
 
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As long as it doesn't clip the frame, is it a problem? I bought a GT Talera MTB (liked the "triple-triangle" frame) and found that the left crank occasionally touched the chain stay so that it left a little mark. It looks like a previous owner changed out that crank. I filed a bit off the rear corner of the crank to provide more clearance. The bike works like a charm.
I might have someone grind the end of the crank a bit. I was thinking about bending the crank using a bench vice and a pipe wrench.