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Front wheel woobles as it turns. How do I adjust the spokes?

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At bicycles shops they have a wheel mount that holds the wheel in place while the spokes are tighten. The wheel holder has a arm that adjust to the height of the wheel. That way as the wheel is turned the closest high spot of the wheel gets its respective spokes tighten to true up the wheel

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