I'm surprised to see Beaumont's now on the bikeforum map. I'm from there but I've been in Houston for several years now. I have a couple bikes from Bicycle Sports that are still going strong.
Where do you ride? I used to do 105 to sour lake, nome, etc. a couple times a week. Does 105 still have a good shoulder? Keep us posted on Beaumont rides - I don't get back there much, but I'd love to go home sometime for a charity ride or a race (yeah, I'm dreaming, who's gonna get a race going over there...).