shims = little washers?
I just picked up a set of Shimano deore M555 brakes and they did not come with any shims (or mounting instructions) to use when mounting the brakes to the frame and fork. I found this installation sheet that refers to the shims:
Are the shims just little washers?
They are, yes. Here are the Hope sizes. You can get them from your LBS or even a hardware store, but bear in mind that ((sometimes) cheaper hardware store one's may not be consistent in their size.
What luck for rulers, that men do not think - Adolf Hitler
True, and hardware store washers are much thicker than shims.
Originally Posted by SteveUK
The trouble with common sense is it is no longer common
In the Ghetto, they make DIY shims by cutting some off Coke cans...