30 years of using them.
Drum brakes work well enough, just wont necessarily fling you over the bars, when you grab the levers.
my bike friday Pocket Llama has BB7 discs ..
my S-A drum brake wheels reside in the 26" Snow Cat rims wearing the studded tires ..
Both are fit for purpose .. V brake levers work as would the Old Campag road levers I used when
I had Nitto Mustache bars on It,
these pages indicate lots skipped over learning mechanics ,
but jumped into buying Electronic widgets with Both feet.
I do like the look of disc brakes on 20"ers, or any bicycle for that matter. Just think it's a cleaner look than V-brakes & such. However, with these wheels I do like the drum brakes; highlights the design of the wheel more. They're a bit more effort to stop than good discs, but that's also okay with me. I like brakes that have performance proportionate to pressure, i.e.- grab a hard handful of brake to stop fast & little effort to stop slowly. I've had a few supermoto motorcycles that were capable of easily lifting the rear wheel, at speed, with just 1 or 2 finger pressure and it's a little disconcerting, especially if you're surprised by something and grab a little more brake than required... These drum brakes stop pretty quickly, but won't lock up unless I intentionally do so...
Now that's it's been a few months how are you getting on with those wheels?