I posted an album above of my SC Butcher.
I measured the chain length and I know I'm not far off. I used the method of largest cog / largest chain ring plus 2. I think that's pretty standard from what I've read.
The rear derailleur is shimano XT. When I'm in the smallest cog / smallest chain ring, I get a slack in the chain. I'm pretty sure the derailleur only goes on one way reference to the hanger.
Can anyone help me out with any tips to take up the slack? I will take a pic of the chain in the largest cog / chainring combo and include it in the album just to make sure the derailleur cage is in the correct position. I'm almost certain that removing anymore links would put too much tension on a bigger gear combo.
Thanks in advance. I'm a noob mechanic.