Probably another bearded hipster stripping a nice bike of it's gems in order to build another nameless 'fixie' to clutter the hall of his squalid Shoreditch ground-floor pit. I'd have screwed him.
Generalising a fair bit...???
The frame if you look closely was built without a number of braze ons anyway so they would be no need to hack anything off.
"Stripping a bike of it's gems" doesn't make sense at it was a frame and forks.
What's wrong with a beard / stubble?
"squalid Shoreditch ground floor pit" - i lived in Shoreditch for 10 years and most flats / houses i saw were pretty nice...
but i know nothing