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You (we) really need to fix that. (Mine is at the lower end). Think of it this way. I'll simplify and exaggerate. It it's 2" around the pin, then 1/2 of that, 1", is taking the load. If the there is 1000 lbs of tension on the forstay, that's 1000 lbs/inch. Now, make the pin too small, it's a point load of maybe 1/100". That means the load on that little point is 100,000 lbs/inch. That much pressure on any type of metal can cause problems. Most likely elogation of the hole or sawing into the pin, or both. Either way, a, $.89 bushing is worth the trouble.
BTW: A cute slim thing in high heels can generate 1000 PSI with each heel strike.