NCAA - DUAL CHAMPIONS!
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You probably have too much slack in the shifter cable. That or your front derailleur isn't straight.
Can you take a pic of it (from above, looking down)
Do this. Shift into the granny gear. Turn your barrel adjuster all the way "IN", Clockwise, then "out" one full turn. Loosen the cable crimp bolt. Pull all the slack out the cable. Tighten the crimp bolt again.
Shift into the middle ring and big cog. Turn the barrel adjuster so the inside plate barely scrapes the chain then turn it back in until the scraping stops.
Keep it in the middle ring, but shift to the small cog. Turn the barrel adjuster out until it stops scraping.
This will center the front derailleur over the middle chainring and should provide proper shifting into the granny gear and the big ring.
If that doesn't work, chances are your outside limit screw has been screwed inward and is preventing the derailleur from moving far enough outbound.
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